An Evening Concert with Mariam Batsashvili (piano)
Franz Liszt - Sarabande and Chaccone on themes from Handel’s ‘Almira’, S.181
Franz Liszt - Aprés une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata S.161/7
Franz Liszt - Tarantella (from Venice and Napoli – Supplement aux Années de Pélerinage ) S.162/3
L. van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.29 in B-flat major, Op.106. The ‘Hammerklavier’
If you would like to buy a season ticket for all three concerts, which will give you reserved seating and 10% discount on tick price (ex. VAT), then please see the main GPCS webpage for details.
At just 24 years old, Mariam Batsashvili already ranks as one of the most promising pianists of her generation. Born in 1993 in Tbilisi, Georgia, Mariam first studied at the Central Music School in her home town before continuing at the Hochschule for Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar. In 2011 she won the First Prize at the International Franz Liszt Competition for young pianists. She gained international recognition at the 10th Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, 2014, where she won First Prize as well as the Junior Jury Award and the Press Prize. She then received the prestigious Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Award in 2015.
Mariam has performed with leading symphony orchestras, including the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Brussels Philharmonic as well as giving recital in more than 30 countries, among them China, South Korea, Brazil, the USA, South Africa, Norway, the Baltic countries, Benelux and Germany. She has also been the guest of many international festivals, such as the Beethovenfest Bonn, Pianofortissimo Festival Bologna and the Delft Chamber Music Festival.
In 2017 Mariam Batsashvili was announced as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and as a result will perform at major festivals and concert venues across the UK. She was nominated by the European Concert Hall Organisation as the “Rising Star” for the 2016/17 season.