Piano Recital by Mariam Batsashvili | Leeds International Piano Series | 7 Mar 2023
March 7, 2023-7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
PIANO RECITAL by Mariam Batsashvili
“Her technical prowess and ability to negotiate Liszt’s showy grandeur is a given, but her sense of his inner world… sets her apart”.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata, Op.57 (Appassionata)
FRANZ LISZT Bénédiction de Dieu dans la Solitude: Harmonies Poétiques et religieuse S.173, No.3
FRANZ LISZT Vallée d’Obermann: Années de pèlerinage I, S 160, No.6
FRANZ LISZT Fantasy on themes from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, S.697
FRANZ LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No.10, S.244/10
The young Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili has made a speciality of the music of Liszt since winning the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht in 2014. She has since appeared worldwide, and as a BBC New Generation Artist extensively across the UK, performing with all the BBC orchestras. Her debut album for Warner Classics of Chopin and Liszt was received to great acclaim, and her programme for her Leeds debut plays to her considerable strengths.
Following the huge success of this new initiative in 2021/22, we once again bring some of the world’s greatest pianists to The Venue, Leeds Conservatoire across the autumn and winter months. They are a truly international group, from Argentina, France, Russia, Kazakhstan, Israel and Georgia, and the repertoire is a very rich mix of great masterpieces, with threads of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Liszt running through the season. Three of the musicians featured are at the forefront of a very exciting younger generation of pianists, including the 2021 competition winner Alim Beisembayev.