On 8 November 2014 Mariam Batsashvili (Georgia, 1993) won First Prize at the 10th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht. She is the rst female First Prize winner of the Liszt Competition. As a winner she embarked on an extensive concert tour, taking her to more than 30 countries. Mariam Batsashvili studied successively at the E. Mikeladze Central Music School in Tbilisi with Natalia Natsvlishvili and at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar with Grigory Gruzman. She has won prizes from various competitions such as First Prize at the International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists in Weimar in 2011 as well as the prestigious Arturo Benedetti Michelan- geli award in 2015. Mariam Batsashvili has been selected as a ‘Rising Star’ by ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation) for the Season 2016/17, which sees her performing in the 21 most prestigious venues of Europe. Mariam Batsashvili is scholarship holder of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben (German Music Foundation).