Every year at the beginning of autumn in Abkhazia passes festival of classical music "Hibla Gerzmava invites", which is the main cultural event of a year. The best Russian collectives act in the towns of Pitsunda and Sukhum, and also in the concerts of classical music take part the gifted Abkhazian performers. The inspirer and organizer of festival is a brilliant opera singer, the People's Artist of Abkhazia and Honored Artist of Russia, the winner of many Russian and international contests of vocalists, Hibla Gerzmava. The government of Abkhazia actively assists in holding of festivals which already became a kind tradition.
The festival was born in 2001. On a stage of Pitsunda Cathedral and the Abkhazian State Philharmonic acted Elena Obraztsova, Vladimir Spivakov, actors of the Moscow Musical Theatre named after Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko, the Daniel Kramer's trio, the Kazan state orchestra "La Primavera" and other known Russian collectives.
The festival "Hibla Gerzmava invites» is in a great favour, really "all Abkhazia" come to listen her magic voice, and to contact with lofty art of classical music. Concerts are sold out for every performance, never disappoint public and give to listeners a wonderful energy.