Friday, November 20th 2015, 07.00 PM
Great Guild Hall
Grand Prix winner of F. Liszt International piano contest 2014.
Mariam Batsashvili (piano, Georgia)
Programme Mozart, Liszt
Mariam Batsashvili (Georgia, 1993) won First Prize at the 10th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht. She received her prize in the main hall of TivoliVredenburg, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima. “Winner Batsashvili turns every phrase into something special”, headlined Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. Batsashvili also took home the Junior Jury Award and the Press Prize. The International Press Jury called her a “complete artist” with a “tremendous toucher” and full “sincere emotion”.
Batsashvili is the first female First Prize winner of the Liszt Competition.
Mariam Batsashvili studied successively at the E. Mikeladze Central Music School in Tbilisi and at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar.
In the coming years, Batsashvili will work with renowned orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador. She will also play at festivals such as the Beethovenfest Bonn, Pianofortissimo Festival Bologna and Delft Chamber Music Festival. The tour will cover 24 countries including China, Brazil, the United States, South Africa, Russia, Indonesia, Georgia, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Mariam Batsashvili has been selected as a ‘Rising Star’ by ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation) for the season 2016/17. As a Rising Star she will perform a concert tour across 21 of the most prestigious venues of Europe, including Musikverein Wien and Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Mariam Batsashvili is a scholarship holder of Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.