He currently lives in London.
Since he was seven, Luka has been taking part in the cultural programmes of Roerich Int...
He currently lives in London.
Since he was seven, Luka has been taking part in the cultural programmes of Roerich International Centre and for many years, he received grants from the Jelena Roerich Charity Foundation.
Today, Luka Okros is recognised as one of the most promising pianists of his generation. Musical critics say his performance is ‘expressive, powerful, natural, having strong creativity’.
Luka Okros (Luka Okrostsvaridze) was born in Tbilisi. He started to study music when he was four, began his stage performance at five, and debuted with orchestra when he was six years old. When Luka was eight, Vladimir Spivakov, a renown violinist and conductor, heard him play and offered Luka a scholarship to continue studies in Moscow.
In 2013, with the support of the Jelena Roerich Charity Foundation, Luka graduated from the Moscow conservatory (professor Sergei Dorensky class, assistants Pavel Nercesian, Andrei Pisarev, Nikolai Lugansky). In the same year, Luka received full scholarship at the Royal College of Music in London, continued his education there, and graduated cum laude in 2016 from the class of professor Norma Fisher.
At the age of 18, Luka Okros made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York. He has performed in many of largest concert halls in the world, including Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall in London, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Rudolfinum in Prague, Music Palace in Valencia and Barcelona, Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, La Maison de la Radio in Paris, and Royal Opera House in Mumbai.
Luka Okros will perform in Tallinn for the first time at the invitation of the Estonian Roerich Society. He will play four brilliant ballads by Frederic Chopin.
Receives scholarship from Jelena Roerich Charity Foundation.
Nikolay was born in Moscow, in a large family of musicians.
According to Sergei Dorensky, a famous professor of the Moscow Conservatory, ‘Nikolai Kyznetsov is a unique person, and a very emotional and refined musician. His performance is full of brilliant reflections and deep psychology. He is a big talent. He will have a great future.’
The young pianist is already familiar to the Estonian public – he debuted in the medieval Tallinn City Hall on 23 August 2018, at the opening ceremony of ‘The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity’. Nikolay won the hearts of the audience with his virtuosic and insightful piano performance.
Nikolay Kuznetsov has won more than twenty international competitions and festivals.
Nikolay has received scholarships from and participated in the concert programmes by international charity foundations of Vladimir Spivakov, Juri Rozum, Jelena Roerich, Moscow International Culture Foundation and Vozvraschenie Culture Development Foundation. He holds the grant of Pricewaterhouse Coopers international network of companies and has won the Buduschee Rossii (Future of Russia) Award.
Nikolay has been awarded at the Chopin Golden Ring contest in Slovenia (2011), Yamaha Music in Moscow (2014), Balakirev International Contest for Pianists in Krasnodar (2014), and International Contest for Pianists in Panama City (2016).
The talented musician was the absolute winner of the XXIII Ricardo Viñes International Piano Competition (Catalonia, Spain) in 2018. In September 2019, Nikolai Kuznetsov won the first place at Vagabond Music Stars International Piano Contest in Tel-Aviv.
On this visit to Estonia, the pianist will perform The Seasons, the famous set of character pieces by Tchaikovsky.
As a surprise conclusion of the concert, the representatives of the Moscow Conservatory Piano School will play two piano pieces for four hands by Rachmanionoff (from opus 11).
The concert is organised by the Jelena Roerich Charity Foundation and the Estonian Roerich Society.