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Born in Tiflis [Tbilisi], Gordeli studied piano and composition at the Tiflis Conservatory followed by graduate work in composition at the Moscow Conservatory. After his return to Georgia, he headed the Georgian Musical-Choreographic Society, taught at the Tbilisi Conservatory and was active in the Composers' Union. In 1966, he was made an "Honored Worker in the Arts" of Georgia. Gordeli is the author of works ranging from operetta, symphonic and choral music to film scores; his Concertino for flute and orchestra, composed in 1958, remains among his most popular scores.