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Dr Maia Sigua


Tbilisi State Conservatoire

Maia Sigua obtained her PhD on generic significants of ancient Greek tragedy in twentieth-century music theatre in 2014. Her main research interests include genre issues of opera, ancient tragedy, contemporary music theatre, the music of Iannis Xenakis, music iconography and the history of Georgian music.

In 2009-2016 she was a co-organizer of an annual international conference-competition for students in musicology, and was also a member of the organizing group of the international festival “Tbilisi: Contemporary Music Evenings”. Since 2015 she has been a music consultant for the first international festival of chamber music “Salkhino Palace Camerata”.

Maia regularly takes part in various scientific conferences in Georgia and other countries, and her scientific publications have been published both in Georgia and abroad. In 2010-2012, during her internship at the Georgian Public Broadcaster’s Radio 1, she worked as an author and presenter of programmes.

Currently, at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, she leads courses in the history of twentieth-century music, the history of Georgian music, and the basics of journalism. In 2015 she joined the staff of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre as an editor of its webpage and publications, and she contributes to programme books and Insights events for the theatre.