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Khatia Buniatishvili

Khatia Buniatishvili standing against a stone wall

Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili brings passion and vulnerability to her performances, qualities sure to abound in a recital of Beethoven and transcriptions by her hero, Liszt.

Liszt was a supreme arranger of the music of those he admired, and this programme features his captivating transcriptions of Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A minor, and of several Schubert songs, as well as his own imposing Hungarian Rhapsody No 6. Two of Beethoven’s greatest piano sonatas, The Tempest and the Appassionata, epitomise the spirit of the concert.

Khatia Buniatishvili has been lauded for her Liszt interpretations especially, in which she moves between ‘swooning delicacy and a furiously laser-like accuracy’ (The Independent). As Classic FM Magazine put it: ‘Buniatishvili is a young artist with a huge temperament and technique that puts one in the mind of the young Martha Argerich’.

This performance will finish at approximately 9pm, with no interval

Produced by the Barbican

‘There are few composers for the piano as viscerally exciting as Franz Liszt and there are few pianists today who perform his music with as much visceral excitement as Khatia Buniatishvili‘

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