“An impressive display of virtuosic pianism”
The Observer, by Stephen Pritchard
Luka Okros was born in 1991 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He made his national debut at the age of 5, before studying at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and later at Royal College of Music in London. On graduating, he won the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition in 2014.
His competition successes include the Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the Valencia Iturbi Prize International Competition, Hannover Chopin International Piano Competition, Morocco Philharmonic International Piano Competition, and FAZ Audience Award 2019 at the International German Piano Award.
He made his USA debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 18, and by the age of 25, he had performed in over 40 countries. In the last concert season, he has given solo recitals in Oslo, Vienna, Brussels, Helsinki, Budapest, Reykjavík, Tbilisi, Kyiv, Berlin, Paris, Berlin, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Montevideo, culminating in a sell-out concert on London’s Southbank in July 2019.
His performance has been praised by The Guardian's Observer as “An impressive display of virtuosic pianism”. Spanish newspaper Levante described him as “An Artist of the Sound”.
Highlights of the 2020/2021 season include performances in, Finland, France, Iceland, Georgia, Germany, Hong-Kong, Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom.
In addition to his career as a pianist, Luka works on creating an album of his compositions. One of the pieces was filmed and premiered by Het Concertgebouw’s Sessions. Scores of his works are published by UK-based Master Music Publications.
As a social media influencer, Luka's Instagram page has nearly 100K followers.
Highlights of 2020/2021 season
By Bruce Clark
... When Georgia was pickled in Soviet aspic, those gifts were a lifeline to the world. Its theatre and film directors, with their quietly subversive messages, were revered across the Soviet Union. To Western audiences, they were a reminder that not all was drab in the communist bloc. Now that Georgia is a democracy, many of its artists thrive abroad yet retain close ties to their homeland. Amid the chaos after the Soviet collapse, Luka Okros, now a 28-year-old pianist, startled his parents by showing signs of genius at the age of four. He trained in Moscow and is now based in London, interpreting Liszt, Chopin and Rachmaninov in concert halls around the world, and — like other expatriate maestros — giving at least one big recital a year in Tbilisi.