Andrejs Osokins

Andrejs Osokins is described by critics as impeccably stylish, praised for his powerful intellect, wide expressive sound palette, notably convincing in many different styles of music Andrejs Osokins is one of the most prominent Latvian pianists of his generation.
Born in 1984, he studied piano from the age of five and gave his first solo recital at the age of 14.  After graduating BMus at the Latvian Academy of Music and winning the Yamaha Scholarship Award, Andrejs moved to England and began his studies at Trinity College of Music, where he received both Licenciate and Fellowship Diplomas. He also won the Trinity College Music Competition for his performance of a Mozart concerto. In September 2008 Andrejs joined the Royal Academy of Music, studying under the guidance of Hamish Milne. He has won the Lillian Davies Prize and the Christian Carpenter Piano Recital Prize and graduated Master of Arts in Performance in July 2011.
Talent and intelligence have won him acclaim in a number of prestigious international competitions. In recent years these include winning a Laureate of Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition, Brussels (2010), 1st Prize in the Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition, London (2008), 3rd Prize in the London International Piano competition, London (2009), 1st Prize in the International J.Vitols Piano Competition, Riga (2008). In 2009 Andrejs was awarded Liela Muzikas Balva, the most prestigious music award in Latvia.
He had worked with many celebrated pianists, including Michail Voskressensky, John Lill, Christopher Elton, Domenique Merlet, Willem Brons, Rolf Hind, Stephen Kovacevic, Volker Banfild, Jonti Solomon and Martino Tirimo.
Andrejs’ performance diary has included recitals in many high profile recital venues including Wigmore Hall, Westminster Cathedral Hall, Dukes Hall and St-Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Great Guild Hall in Riga and Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow. Andrejs has had the honour of performing with prestigious orchestras including the Orchestre National de Belgique, conducted by Marin Alsop, the London Philharmonic orchestra, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yuri Simonov, the Sinfonietta Riga Orchestra conducted by Normunds Šnē and Kremerata Baltica Chamber orchestra.