Carl Linich has been a scholar, teacher, and performer of traditional Georgian polyphonic singing for 20 years and is a member of Trio Kavkasia. Carl lived in Georgia for about 10 years, speaks fluent Georgian, and has led numerous singing tours in Georgia since 2001, as well as many workshops in North America and elsewhere. In recognition of his work in promoting and preserving Georgian folk song, Carl has been honored as a Silver Medal Laureate of the Georgian government (1995) and is the recipient of Georgia’s prestigious Order of Merit award (2009). He has worked on CDs and publications related to Georgian folk music for the Tbilisi State Conservatory, the State Folklore Center of Georgia, and the International Centre for Georgian Folk Song. He currently directs the Supruli Ensemble in New York City, and also sings in a family trio with his two young sons.