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ANDREJS OSOKINS is the laureate of world’s most renowned pianist competitions, such as Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv, Long-Thibaud international competition in Paris, the Leeds International Piano Competition, and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. Critics praise the pianist’s ‘hypnotising personal charm, wide and expressive sound palette, and his notably convincing grasp of many different styles of music’.

Recent performance highlights include an appearance at the Berlin Philharmonic playing Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1; performance at the Alte Oper Frankfurt concert hall with the chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica; performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 together with conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; concert The Three Osokins at the Opera at the Latvian National Opera; a visit to the legendary Konzerthaus Berlin with Georgijs Osokins, performing piano concertos by Sergei Rachmaninoff; solo concert at La Verdi concert hall in Milan. Andrejs has recorded and released two solo albums. He teamed up with pianist and singer Katrīna Gupalo to produce the concert performance 100 Years with Piaf and a jazz stage production titled After Midnight.

Osokins is the laureate of Latvia’s Grand Music Award (2008). He has performed with the Belgian National Orchestra, the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé symphony orchestra in Manchester, the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. He has performed with Sir Mark Elder, Marin Alsop, Yuri Simonov, Boian Videnoff, James Judd, Darrell Ang, and other conductors. He has appeared at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland; at Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and Kings Place in London; at the Gasteig concert hall in Munich, La Monnaie concert hall in Brussels, Opéra Comique hall in Paris, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and in the Alte Oper Frankfurt, among others.

Andrejs Osokins is also a skilled chamber performer. Teamed up with the virtuosic violinist Kristīne Balanas, he has conquered the hearts of audiences in Latvia and the UK as the Duo LV. The duet’s focus is the promotion of Latvian music abroad – their repertoire includes works by classical and contemporary Latvian composers. The pianist also performs with Quattro Baltica, a string quartet of the chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica.

Additionally, Andrejs Osokins is an active contributor to the education and encouragement of young pianists, and he organises and teaches workshops in Latvia and abroad on a regular basis.