Superb at-home recital from Mariam Batsashvili

In these difficult times, musicians are having to find unusual ways to perform. Here’s a recent recital given by concert pianist Mariam Batsashvili, from her home. The recital includes pieces by Chopin, Liszt and Paderewski, with spoken introductions to each piece. Watch and enjoy!

And here’s another stay-at-home concert from Mariam Batsashvili. More Chopin and Liszt, and a sonata by Haydn.

Wait, there’s more! This third recital features a selection of works by Liszt.

Animatedpiano challenge update: let’s include all the key workers

Our YouTube ‘fanfare challenge’ (see ) is still ongoing. But now, taking our cue from the UK’s Classic FM ( ), we’re extending the tribute to include all key workers. Delivery drivers, volunteers, workers in the food industry and emergency services, all the other people who are so vital to all of us, are worthy of support. So we’re going to change the title of the challenge to ‘Animatedpiano challenge: fanfare for key workers’. The basic instructions for the original challenge still apply. Remember that this is open to pianists (and other keyboard players) of all ages and abilities. So come on, don’t be shy, let those fanfares ring out!