OSOKINS + OSOKINS. PIANO + PIANO
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Commander of the Order of the Three Stars, Doctor of Arts, professor at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Sergejs Osokins is one of the cornerstones of piano playing in Latvia today.
Sergejs Osokins’ profound, vivid and refined interpretations are an unfailing source of special delight to classical music connoisseurs. The pianist’s repertoire includes compositions of all styles and eras, but he has particular penchant for music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Aleksandr Skryabin, and Alfred Schnittke. Laureate of Latvia’s Grand Music Award for his performance of Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto no. 2. Recipient of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music Annual Award as Best Teacher of the Year.
Sergejs Osokins frequently performs in concert and teaches workshops in Latvia, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Belarus, as well as Denmark – the pianist has developed close, long-standing collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
In recent seasons, the pianist has performed with his sons Andrejs and Georgijs Osokins in piano concert programme The Three Osokins at the Latvian National Opera, at the Dzintari Concert Hall and other venues. In December, 2015, he was the first to play the new concert grand pianos at the Great Amber Concert Hall in Liepāja.
Sergejs Osokins is not just an excellent pianist, but also a very talented pedagogue; he has trained many young Latvian pianists who are among the most successful and popular at home and abroad: Elīna Bērtiņa, Andrejs Osokins, Vestard Shimkus, Georgijs Osokins, Aurēlija Šimkus, Katrīna Gupalo, Arta Arnicāne, Rihards Plešanovs, and others.