Luka Okros

A native Georgian, Luka Okros has already performed in some of the world's greatest concert halls, among them Carnegie Hall, The Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Rudolfinum, Bozar, Wiener Konzerthaus, Zeneakademia, Berlin Konzerthaus, and Musiikkitalo. Highlights of this past season include performances in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, UK, Ukraine, and Uruguay. He has won many awards, including the Piano Award at the Verbier Festival, a top prize at the Scottish Inter¬national Piano Competition.

Mr. Okros's first commercial recording of Schumann was recently released on the DiscAuverS label and is available on all the major Internet streaming services. Mr. Okros is currently producing an album of his own compositions. One of the pieces was filmed and premiered on The Concertgebouw's Sessions series. He is influential on social media as well; his Instagram account (lukaokros) has more than 50,000 followers.

Age: 28
Country: Georgia
Professional Training:
    2013-2016   London Royal College of Music
    2008-2013   Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
Teachers: 
    2013-2016   Norma Fisher
    2008-2013   Sergei Dorensky
Competitions and Awards:
    2017     Chopin-Gesellschaft Hannover International Piano Competition, First Prize
    2016      Hong Kong International Piano Competition, First Prize
    2015      Valencia International Piano Competition Iturbi Prize, First Prize

Text Piece

PRELIMINARY RECITAL                                                       
Haydn                    Sonata in E minor, Hob. XVI:34
Chopin                   Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35
Rachmaninoff         Moments musicaux, Op. 16, No. 4 & No. 5
Prokofiev               Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28
      
SEMIFINAL ROUND                                                          
Recital 
Schubert                Impromptus, D. 899 (Op. 90)
Liszt                       Sonata in B minor, S. 178
Liszt                       Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S. 244

FINAL ROUND                                                                    
Phase I
Mozart                    Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
 
Phase II
Rachmaninoff         Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18