Mariam Batsashvili

The 27-year-old pianist Mariam Batsashvili already ranks among the most promising artists of her generation.

She studied at the E. Mikeladze Central School in her native Tbilisi, after which she continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar. There she won First Prize at the International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists in 2011. In 2014 she gained international fame by winning the International Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, and a year later she received the prestigious Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Award. As a BBC New Generation Artist, she made her debut at the Cheltenham Festival, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and at the BBC Proms, among others.

She already gained her first experiences with leading orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and the MDR Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig. In her young career she gave recitals in more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, South Africa and South America. She has also been a guest at such international festivals as the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Schumannfest Düsseldorf and Piano City Milano.

She was nominated as a ‘Rising Star’ by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) in the 2016/2017 season, followed by performances in prestigious concert halls such as the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Tonhalle Zürich, the Mozarteum Salzburg and Wigmore Hall in London. Recently she made her debut at the Berliner Philharmonie, the Wiener Musikverein and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, with the Münchner Symphoniker and the Orchestra of the Opéra National de Lorraine.