April 24, 2019
Mariam Batsashvili already ranks among the most promising young pianists of her generation. She gained international recognition at the 10th Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht 2014. With the start of the 2017/18 season, she became a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and will perform at major festivals and concert venues across the UK as part of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme.
She gained her first experiences with leading symphony orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also given recitals in more than 30 countries – among these China, South Korea, Indonesia, Brazil, the United States, South Africa, France, Spain, Norway, the Baltic countries, Benelux and Germany. She has been the guest of many international festivals, such as the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Piano City festival in Milan and the Piano aux Jacobins festival in Toulouse, and renowned concert halls such as the Tonhalle Zurich, the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Wigmore Hall and the Philharmonie Berlin.
Born 1993 in Tbilisi, Georgia, Mariam Batsashvili first studied with Natalia Natsvlishvili at the E. Mikeladze Central Music School in her hometown, before continuing at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar with Professor Grigory Gruzman. In 2011 she won First Prize at the International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists in Weimar, and received the prestigious Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Award in 2015. Mariam Batsashvili is a scholarship holder of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and is supported by The Keyboard Charitable Trust. She has been an official Yamaha Artist since 2017. August 2019 sees the release of her first album for Warner Classics.