The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.
On 16 September at the Concert Hall “GREAT AMBER” the recent sensation of Latvian pianism, the youngest representative of the Osokins’ dynasty of pianists Georgijs Osokins will present his debut album at the concert opening the 136th concert season of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra.
After receiving the diploma at the prestigious Chopin competition 2015 in Warsaw Georgijs Osokins received numerous invitations to give recitals, which, as he later in his interviews with media acknowledged, made him feel almost like a rock-star. Georgijs Osokin’s interpretations are extraordinarily glaring, he is strikingly artistic and he delights even the most sceptical listeners.
“He has a rare talent of interpreting Chopin’s music,” says the famous pianist and pedagogue Sergei Babayan. The legendary Russian pianist Dmitry Bashkirov comments: “This young musician is extremely talented. Georgijs Osokins, born in a family of Latvian pianists, won international acclaim by participating at Chopin Competition 2015 at the age of 19, where his performance was rated either as of exceptionally high quality or caused heated debate. His performance is very original and is based on deep musical intuition, strong rhetoric and flawless technique. Georgijs’ debut album is devoted to Chopin’s late works, which in his performance are music of great beauty and vision.”
The album released in the UK includes Fryderyk Chopin’s late works (Op. 57 − Op. 61). It was recorded in the Netherlands and released in June by the British label “Piano Classics”.
The young pianist began his studies with his father Sergey Osokin, perfected his mastery with Mikhail Voskresensky, Dmitry Bashkirov Georg Friedrich Schenk and presently is the student with Sergei Babayan’s class at Julliard School in New York. Along with studies Georgijs is having a busy concert life, he has given recitals in Europe, Russia, Japan and the USA. In May at the invitation of Vancouver Chopin Society he played to big acclaim at Vancouver Playhouse when substituting for the world famous Chopin interpret Nelson Freire. In 2015 the young pianist received the Latvian Grand Music Award 2015 in the nomination “The Young Artist of the Year”.
In the beginning of September, Georgijs Osokins will play at the “Kremerata Baltica” Festival in Jūrmala, whereas at the concert opening the concert season of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra the pianist will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which he also played to a standing ovation at his debut performance at the famous Konzerthaus Berlin.
Tickets to all the concerts organised by Liepāja Symphony Orchestra can be purchased in box offices of “Biļešu paradīze” and at www.bilesuparadize.lv.
Please, consider timely where to park your vehicle as due to “Rally Liepāja” taking place at the time there will be traffic restrictions and the parking place by the Concert Hall “GREAT AMBER” will be closed.