Ketevan Roinishvili

Ketevan Roinishvili, or ‘Keti’ for most, is a Georgian-born, Dutch-based cellist releasing her debut album at 7MNTN. Among many Dutch colleagues she’s praised, because the amount of earthiness and sincerity she puts in her music-making is just plain scarce.

There’s something happening with one’s emotions listening to Keti’s performances of e.g. the Georgians Sulkhan Tsintsadze and Revaz Lagidze (yes, they’re on the disc!). A gifted musician playing music from her home country from already early age, that brings simplicity. A layered kind of simplicity, which is tempting and touching. Who needs thrills and decorations if you can listen to such honesty.