Steinway Hall, Wednesday 13 May 2015, 1.10pm
Royal College of Music presents: Luka Okrostsvaridze
Fantasy, Op. 17 – Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Prelude, Op. 3 – Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2 – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Luka Okros (Okrostsvaridze) was born in Georgia, where he participated in many concerts, master classes, festivals and competitions. He is a winner of the Award of the President of Georgia. Following the advice of Vladimir Spivakov Luka moved to Russia to study. The Spivakov Foundation, Helena Roerich Foundation and Mikhail Khubutia, President of the Union of Georgians in Russia, continue to support him.
After graduating from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he was under the tutelage of Professor Sergei Dorensky, Luka moved to London. He is currently studying for a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music with Norma Fisher, where he is generously supported by a Ruth West Scholarship and a Stanbridge Drake-Brockman Award.
Luka has performed in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Japan, South Africa, Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Canada. In 2009, he gave his debut recital in Carnegie Hall, New York with Daniil Trifonov, Yury Revich and Narek Arutyunian.
Winner – Tbilisi International Piano Competition for youth 2003 (Georgia)
Laureate – Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition 2010 (Ukraine)
Winner – Almaty International Piano Competition 2011 (Kazakhstan)
Special Prize Winner – UNISA International Piano Competition 2012 (South Africa)
Winner – The Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition 2014 (United Kingdom)
Winner – Piano Campus International Competition 2015 (France)
Winner – Chappell Medal Competition 2015 (United Kingdom)
Winner – Tillet Trust Award 2015 (United Kingdom)
Semi-finalist Prize Winner – Maria Canals International Competition 2015 (Spain)
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