“Batsashvili convinced the jury with an athletic pace and a poetic tone.” – de Volkskrant (The Netherlands)

“Batsashvili played firmly, was nimble-fingered in the pirouettes on the piano and sensitively delicate when necessary.” – De Telegraaf (The Netherlands)

“She played with a natural nobility and excelled with her melodious, transparent tone.” – Trouw (The Netherlands)

“The passionate Mariam Batsashvili excelled in a varied approach, a personal story with a lot of poetry.” – NRC Handelsblad (The Netherlands)

“A spectacular performance of Tchaikovsky first concerto (..) showed her technical AND musical superiority.” – Trouw (The Netherlands)

“The notes flows naturally from her fingertips, each one capturing the emotions that made the Hungarian master a leading proponent of the 19th-century Romantic school. ” – The Jakarta Globe (Indonesia)

“The competition can consider itself fortunate with a winner like Mariam Batsashvili. For her natural and poignant interpretations, charismatic appearance and a tone quality rarely heard among virtuosos. ” – The Pianist (United Kingdom)

“One of the pianists that I am looking forward to hearing again. Her performance was very sensitive. It felt as if she could transmit her musical thoughts very well. ” – Chopin magazine (Japan)

”She send out so many otherworldly aesthetic moments in her playing, and all come naturally. The spirit of Liszt gracefully immersed in her interpretation.” – Piano Artistry (China)

“A Thousand great moments… Batsashvili creates a dark poetry, which always feels natural and accurate. Her magical moments are always consistent and her virtuosity is each time paired with feeling… her performance displays an objective wisdom.”- Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)

”Mariam’s performance with delicate touch and feminine equanimity made transcendental atmosphere.” – Auditorium (South Korea)

“Batsashvili is a brilliant and imaginative musician who infuses her playing with a suggestive tension.” – Eindhovens Dagblad (The Netherlands)