Bat­sashvili treat

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“Our au­di­ences are in for a spe­cial treat,” says Castleton CEO and Artis­tic Direc­tor Di­etlinde Maazel. “It is rare that an artist at such a young age com­bines vir­tu­os­ity with an ex­traor­di­nar­ily pro­found in­sight, sen­si­tiv­ity and pas­sion.”

She’s re­fer­ring to renowned Ge­or­gian con­cert pi­anist Mariam Bat­sashvili, who has per­formed recitals in more than 30 coun­tries and will per­form “Mariam Bat­sashvili: Key­board Char­i­ta­ble Trust Con­cert,” this Sun­day, Oct. 15, at 4 at Castleton.

The Castleton in Per­for­mance (CiP) con­cert will in­clude a va­ri­ety of clas­si­cal pieces by Bach, Chopin, and Liszt. At only 24 years old, Bat­sashvili al­ready ranks among the most promis­ing pi­anists of her gen­er­a­tion, hav­ing first re­ceived in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion at the 10th Franz Liszt Piano Com­pe­ti­tion in Utrecht in 2014, where she won first prize, the Ju­nior Jury Award, and the Press Prize.

The Lon­don-based Key­board Char­i­ta­ble Trust’s mis­sion is to help tal­ented young pi­anists build a pro­fes­sional mu­si­cal ca­reer. Tick­ets for this CiP 21st An­niver­sary con­cert range from $20 to $40, and the per­for­mance will be held in the Theatre House at Castleton at 663 Castleton View Road, an in­ti­mate, state-of-the-art 140-seat prosce­nium theatre.

In 1997, Di­etlinde and her late hus­band, Mae­stro Lorin Maazel, con­verted the once-over­looked chicken house into to­day’s Castleton Theatre House, one of the most ex­quis­ite per­for­mance spa­ces in the world. Call 703-489-8704 for more in­for­ma­tion and visit www. Castle­tonFes­ti­val.org to pur­chase tick­ets.

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