121 Mariam Batsashvili, piano

Mariam Batsashvili, piano

April 3, 2019 | 10 am | Master class at Unionville High School

April 4, 2019 | 1.30 pm | Walter Hall, U of T

Review by Joseph So on Ludwig-Van

Now in her mid-20s, Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili already ranks among the most promising of young artists.  She gained international recognition at the 10th Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, where she was the first woman to win the First Prize, as well as the Junior Jury Award and the Press Prize. This success led to her first performances with leading symphony orchestras and to an extensive program of recitals in more than 30 countries. She was nominated by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) as ‘Rising Star’ for the 2016/17 season.  Ms. Batsashvili has been announced as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and is performing at major festivals and concert venues across the UK as part of that award.

Franz Liszt – Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Rondo in A minor, K.511
Franz Schubert – Impromptu No. 1 in F minor, D.935
Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C# minor
Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata No. 29 in B♭ major, Op. 106, “Hammerklavier”

Mariam Batsashvili Video

In consideration of those with allergies or sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or other scented products at concerts. We share the air: go scent free.

Tuning Your Mind | 12.15 pm | Walter Hall | Pre-concert Lecture

Daphne Tan, University of Toronto, speaks on the topic of Music and Emotion.

Daphne Tan is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Toronto. Prior to her appointment to the Faculty of Music in 2017, she was an assistant professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (2013–2017) and a visiting instructor at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (2012–2013). Her research concerns historical and present-day intersections of music theory, philosophy, and psychology. She is engaged in research on the history of music theory, music perception, and cognition.

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