David (Dato) Shugliashvili, born in 1964, is a doctor of musicology, a professor, an ethnomusicologist, and a specialist in church music. He is the leader of the Anchiskhati ensemble of singers and chanters, and the head of the musical department of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. He is an alumnus of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, and has published over forty scientific works. He has authored several notated collections of Georgian chants and folk songs. Together with his ensemble, he has released fifteen CDs of folk songs and chants.