Georgijs Osokins

Latvia  I  Age 27

Born into a family of pianists in Riga, Latvia, Georgijs Osokins began his studies at the age of 5 with his father, Sergejs Osokins. After 12 years at the Emīls Dārziņš Music School, he studied with Sergei Babayan at The Juilliard School in 2015, then moved to Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf to study with Georg Friedrich Schenck. He finds “consistent development” to be the hallmark of a great musician: “only when an artist fully embraces his responsibility of being the linking element between the creator and the recipient, can he start to generate art himself.”

Georgijs has performed around the world, with numerous orchestras including Taiwan Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo New City Orchestra. Recitals have taken him across Asia, North America, and Europe, with notable appearances at the Elbphilharmonie, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Lockenhaus Festival, International Piano Series in Bern/Fribourg, Salzburg Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Hall, Tongyeong Hall in South Korea, Berlin Konzerthaus, and Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. He often tours with Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer.

A finalist of the 2015 Chopin and 2019 Busoni Competitions, Georgijs won first prizes at the International Moscow F. Chopin, Scriabin International Competition in Paris, and Manhattan International Music Competition. He has released four commercial recordings to date, with rave reviews from Gramophone, Danish Radio, Pizzicato, and France Musique.


Preliminary Round

SCRIABIN Sonata No. 9, op. 68 (“Black Mass”)
HOUGH Fanfare Toccata
CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, op. 58

Quarterfinal Round

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, op. 110
CHOPIN Variations in A Major, B. 37 “Souvenir de Paganini”
LISZT Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Semifinal Round – Recital

BACH–BUSONI Adagio in A Minor, BWV 564
MOZART Sonata No. 9 in D Major, K. 311
TAKEMITSU Rain Tree Sketch II
CHOPIN 12 Etudes, op. 25

Semifinal Round – Mozart concerto

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503

Final Round – Concerto I

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, op. 58

Final Round – Concerto II

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, op. 23