Tuesday June 30th 2.00 pm
Luka Okros (piano)
Beethoven: Sonata in C sharp minor Op 27 no 2 ‘Moonlight'
Chopin: Sonata no 2 in B flat minor ‘Funeral March'
Okros: 3 Preludes from Op 2
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
London-based Georgian concert pianist, Luka Okros, has established himself as one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation. ?Born in 1991 (Tbilisi, Georgia), Luka started learning the piano at 4 and gave his first solo recital at age 5. He graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (Prof. Sergei Dorensky) and the London Royal College of Music (Prof. Norma Fisher). In 2016 the Art Council of England has granted him the Exceptional Talent Visa.
He has won many awards, including Verbier Festival Piano Award by Tabor Foundation, first prizes at the Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the Valencia Iturbi Prize International Competition, Hannover Chopin International Piano Competition, Morocco Philharmonic International Piano Competition and FAZ Audience Award 2019 at the International German Piano Award.
Luka has performed in many of the world's most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Het Concertgebouw, Southbank Centre, Konzerthaus Berlin, Wigmore Hall, Harpa, Liszt Academy, Musiikkitalo, Oslo Konserthus, Palau de la Musica Valencia, Vienna Konzerthaus. Highlights of the 2019/2020 season include recitals in Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Georgia, Germany, Hong-Kong, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom. Luka has recorded two albums: “Schumann” was released on November 17, 2016, in Paris Salle Cortot, and recently “Chopin” was presented on July 16, 2019, in London Southbank Centre.
In addition to his career as a pianist, Luka works on creating an album of his own compositions. One of the pieces was filmed and premiered by Het Concertgebouw's Sessions. Scores of his works are published by UK-based Master Music Publications. As a social media influencer, Luka's Instagram has over 62K followers.
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