Mariam Batsashvili plays Tschaikovsky
Claude Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1
Claude Debussy (arr. Caplet) Clair de Lune
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo & Juliet
Piano Mariam Batsashvili
Conductor Jason Thornton
Bath Philharmonia presents an evening of glistening beauty and tempestuous romanticism. Debussy’s Afternoon of the Faune, shimmers in the heat of the afternoon with a fine gossamer of orchestral textures and colours. Debussy’s Clair de Lune has a melodic beauty that glistens in the moonlight of its own title.
Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto is crammed full of melodic inventions and demanding virtuosic content with arguably one of the most well-known openings to any concerto. His heartfelt tone poem, Romeo & Juliet unforgettably describes the star-crossed lovers and their ultimate tragedy.
At just 25 years old, Mariam Batsashvili already ranks among the most promising young pianists of her generation. She gained international recognition and won the 10th Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 2014 and made her debut at the BBC Proms in 2019.