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Georgijs Osokins

 

 Georgijs Osokins

Photo: Wojciech Grzedzinski

Georgijs Osokins (21) is the latest sensation in Latvian musical performing arts. After becoming a finalist at the prestigious Chopin Competition in Warsaw (2015), Osokins was inundated with countless invitations to appear at various concerts; in an interview for the Latvian NRA newspaper, the young pianist said that he had felt almost like a rock star in Poland.

A vivid interpreter, Georgijs Osokins is brilliantly artistic; he enraptures his admirers and challenges the more sceptically inclined listeners, furthermore, his hypnotizing personality is often compared to Salvador Dali.  Alongside his studies, Osokins sustains an active concert career; he has performed in many European countries, as well as in Russia, Japan and the USA. May 2016 saw him appear at the Vancouver Playhouse, stepping in for the world-famous Chopin interpreter Nelson Freire by invitation from the Vancouver Chopin Society. In March 2016 he received Latvian Grand Music Award which is the highest honor in the music industry in Latvia.

This Autumn Georgijs already performed during Gidon Kremer festival and opened the concert season in Liepaja performing 3rd Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto with Liepaja Amber Symphony orchestra. Slightly before he made his debut in prestigious Berlin Konzerthaus.

This year in June the first CD album of Osokins was released by the British label Piano Classics which features recordings of some of Chopin’s late opuses, from No. 57 to No. 61.

The young pianist studied with his father Sergejs Osokins in Riga and perfected his skills with Mikhail Voskresensky, Dmitri Bashkirov and Georg Friedrich Schenck. He is currently a student in the class of Sergei Babayan at the Juilliard School in New York.

                      

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