Pianist and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mariam Batsashvili plays music by Busoni, Chopin and Liszt in the third of four recitals from the new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Sarah Walker presents the third of four recitals from the brand new concert hall at the recently reopened Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, featuring some of Radio 3's current New Generation Artists.
Today's programme features pianist Mariam Batsashvili in Ferruccio Busoni's transcription of Bach's D minor Chaconne, alongside two of Liszt's tour-de-force solo piano works and Chopin's Andante spianato e Grande polonaise brillante.
Bach transc. Busoni: Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 13, S244/13
Chopin: Andante spianato e Grande polonaise brillante, Op 22
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
Mariam Batsashvili, piano
At just 24 years old, 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, where she won First Prize as well as the Junior Jury Award and the Press Prize. "Winner Batsashvili turns every phrase into something special", headlined Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, and the international Jury called her a "complete artist" with a "tremendous touch" and "sincere emotion".