“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.