Born 1979, George Donadze (artistic director) was a member of Bichebi children’s folk choir and studied at the music college in Tbilisi between 1995 and 1999. He served as the children’s choir conductor at school between 1997 and 2000, prior to becoming both the conductor of the Tbilisi Holy Trinity Cathedral Patriarchate Choir and founder and conductor of Ensemble Basiani. Donadze studied for a degrees in choir conducting at the V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire. Since 2006, he has taught at G. Mtatsmindeli Church Chants Institution of Higher Education. He became the director of the Folklore State Center of Georgia in 2014.