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Sergejs Osokins

 

Sergejs OsokinsSergejs Osokins began his studies of music at Emīls Dārziņš Specialised Secondary Music School in the piano class of teacher J. Daugule. He continued his artistic education at P.Tchaikovski Moscow State Conservatory and received his assistantship and graduateship (at the piano class of Prof. N.Yemelyanova), wrote a research work and defended a dissertation there. After returning to Lavia, Sergejs Osokin taught piano at  Emīls Dārziņš Secondary Music School  and later – at the Piano Department of Latvian Academy of Music. He is a Doctor of Arts, Professor of Latvian Academy of Music.
Sergejs Osokins leads an active concert life, both as a soloist and with an orchestra. His rich reper-toire includes the works of various styles and epochs, of which he is most attached to the music of J.S.Bach, L.van Beethoven, A.Skryabin and A.Schnittke. The artist won the Great Music Prize for his rendition of J. Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto. In 2014, jointly with Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvards Kļava and actor Kaspars Znotiņš, Sergey Osokin participated in a unique pro-ject “Letters. Quiet songs” («Vēstules. Klusās dziesmas»), a masterpiece comprising music, poetry and acting. The artist has established a long-standing collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Music where he gives concerts and conducts master classes on a regular basis.
Sergejs Osokisn is not only an outstanding pianist, but also a talented music teacher.  Among his stu-dents, there are musicians who have already achieved significant success in international competi-tions and festivals in Latvia and abroad: Vestards Šimkus, Elīna Bērtiņa, Arta Arnicāne, Andrey Osokin, Katrīna Gupalo, Aurēlija Šimkus, Rihards Plešanovs and Georgijs Osokins.

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