Schubert Four Impromptus, D899
Rachmaninov Moments musicaux, Op. 16
Tchaikovsky Octobre: Chant d’automne from Les saisons, Op. 37b
Prokofiev Sonata no. 3 (from old notebooks) in A minor, Op. 28
Luka Okros, piano
LUKA OKROS is one of the most promising pianists of his generation. Born in 1991 (Tbilisi, Georgia), he began his piano studies at the age of 4. At the age of 5 Luka gave his first public performance and at age 6 he made his debut with the Tbilisi State Orchestra under Revaz Takidze. In 1999 aged only 8, Luka played for the leading Russian conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov, who immediately offered him a scholarship and later financial support for his move to Russia in 2004. In 2013 Luka Okros graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the tutelage of Prof. Sergei Dorensky. In the same year he was awarded a full scholarship for a Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music in London where he studied piano with Prof. Norma Fisher.
Prizes he has been awarded at international competitions include the first prize at the Hannover Chopin International Piano Competition (2017), first prize at the Hong Kong International Piano Competition (2016), first prize at the Morocco Philharmonic International Piano Competition (2016), first prize at the Cergy Pontoise Piano Campus Competition (2015) and the first Iturbi Prize at the Valencia International Piano Competition (2015). He has also won prestigious awards from the Hattori Foundation, the Tillett Trust and the Verbier Festival Piano Award from the Tabor Foundation in Switzerland.’ (PH)