July 22, 2022 20:00
The Great Hall
The 8th “Jurmala Festival” – the grandest musical event of the summer – takes place in Dzintari Concert Hall from 17 to 24 July with six wonderful concerts.
On 22 July, a real piano music celebration with the outstanding pianists of the Osokin dynasty together with the Chamber Orchestra. The three Osokin – two sons and father – union has become a pianism trademark in Latvia and abroad. The piano play by Andrey and Georgy has earnt impressive recognition in the international arena, while their father Sergey is one of the most respected musicians in Latvia. Osokin joint concerts always feature the most beautiful golden repertoire of piano music, as well as masterpieces of classical music in original arrangements – four-handed, for 2 and even 3 pianos.
L. van Beethoven – 15 Variations and Fugue (Eroica Variations) op. 35
F. Chopin – Nocturne in C minor op. 48 No. 1
F. Chopin – Etude op. 10 No. 12 C minor
F. Chopin – Polonaise op. 26 No. 1 C-sharp minor
F. Chopin – Etude op. 25 No. 12
S. Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances op. 45 (1940) author’s variant for 2 pianos, 1st Part
J. S. Bach – Concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra in C major, BWV 1061
V. A. Mozart – Concerto for 3 pianos and orchestra in F major, K.242
V. Lutosławski – Variations on a Theme by Paganini for 3 pianos and string quartet (Arranged by Leo Lobrev)
Georgijs Osokins gained international attention through his participation at age of 19 in the 2015 Chopin Competition where his performances received either superlatives or led to controversy.
He was a clear audience favourite and the most discussed competitor when he was dubbed by critics as "exceptional and unpredictable." Even before the finals, he walked away with opportunities often reserved just for prizewinners as concert invitations started pouring in for a solo recital at the prestigious "Chopin and His Europe" festival in Warsaw and for his first tour of Japan, as well as invitations from three continents for concerts and recordings.
These included performances at the NOSPR Concert Hall in Katowice, the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Hall, Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow and recitals in Switzerland, Germany, the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Sergejs Osokins was born in 1960. He began studying piano performance at Emīls Dārziņš Special Secondary Music School (Riga, Latvia, teacher Juta Daugule) and continued his piano education at the P.Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory with Prof. Nina Yemelyanova (1978-1983). Professor Sergejs Osokins often performs in Latvia, also in Norway, France. He has appeared with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Latvian Academy of Music, performing concertos: by Beethoven, Brahms, Vasks “Message”.
From 2015 Andrejs became a member and an organizer of the Three Osokins piano dynasty project, which had become one of the most significant concert event in Latvian classical music scene – in 2015 three piano virtuosi of Osokins dynasty: Andrejs, Georgijs and Sergejs played together for the first time for the fully packed Dzintari hall and the next year their concert in Latvian National Opera was broadcasted worldwide by the German internet television Klassik.TV.