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BBC World Service New Year Concert

Pianist Mariam Batsashvili, guitarist Thibaut Garcia, and jazz double-bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado perform in a special New Year concert recorded at London's Royal Opera House.

The BBC New Generation Artists scheme exists to nurture and promote some of the world’s most exciting young Classical and Jazz musicians at the start of their international careers.

Today, three of them share the stage in this special New Year Concert recorded last month at London’s Royal Opera House.

Georgia Mann introduces performances by the exciting young Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili, winner of the 2014 Franz Liszt Piano Competition; award-winning Franco-Spanish guitarist Thibaut Garcia; and multi-talented jazz double-bassist and composer Misha Mullov-Abbado and his six-piece band, and finds out about some of the challenges – and joys – of being a young musician working on the international stage today.

Image: Misha Mullov-Abbado and band (Courtesy of Misha Mullov-Abbado)

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