Jūrmala festival. Festival opening. 3 Osokini

Tr. 22. Jūlijs 2020 20:30

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Performers: Georgijs Osokins, Andrejs Osokins and Sergejs Osokins (piano).

Program: Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Alexander Scriabin, Francis Poulenc, Maurice Ravel works.

The pleasure to meet renown Sergejs Osokins and both his gifted sons Andrejs and Georgijs has become an annual tradition everyone has been looking forward to so eagerly. This year’s program includes Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero” adapted by Sergejs Osokins for three pianos. Best known ballerina tiptoes’ touches in the history of music performed by three virtuosos will take the audience’s imagination to its own sensual journey. Passionate flames will be cooled down by Ludwig van Beethoven’s tragic and poetic “Moonlight sonata” and Frederic Chopin’s melodic moments. Program will be enriched by piano masterworks of Alexander Scriabin and “Valse Melancholique” by Emīls Dārziņš.

“I am very grateful for the upcoming encounter with our beloved audience. We are looking forward to our annual concert in Jūrmala, Dzintari concert hall, these concerts have become a beautiful summer tradition for all of us,” said pianist Andrejs Osokins when asked to share his thoughts about these years performance of Osokins dynasty.

In recent years brothers Andrejs and Georgijs are touring all around the world performing in such prestigious venues as Berliner Philharmonie, Auditorium La Verdi in Milan, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre hall, Katowice NOSPR hall, Warsaw National Philharmonic hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Qatar Opera House, as well as they had recorded various solo CDs highly praised by critics in Europe. Meanwhile their teacher and father, professor Sergey Osokins for his achievement in both pedagogical and piano performance fields was awarded the highest honor of Latvian Republic – the Order of the Three Stars. The Three Osokins are united by their deep, creative and expert musical interpretation. Each stroke of the piano keys has purpose, is expressed and transformed into subtle vibrations of sound that reach listeners and reveal to them the nuances of the music itself.

The Three Osokins have performed at the Latvian National Opera, the concert hall Great Amber in Liepāja, Dzintari Concert Hall in Jūrmala and at the Theatre House “Jūras vārti” in Ventspils. Each concert is an event in and of itself, because each is carefully assembled, scripted, and filled with pieces that have been specially adapted to be performed by three pianos. Each concert program includes several musical artworks from various periods and composers.

Following the current requirements, “The Three Osokins” concert in Jūrmala will only offer 500 seats, providing the unique, intimate experience in this legendary concert hall. Online streaming from the concert will also be available. Tickets can be purchased in “Biļešu paradise” box offices and www.bilesuparadize.lv

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

Doctor of Arts, professor Sergey Osokin, is one of the cornerstones of Latvian contemporary pianism. The pianist actively performs and teaches master classes in Latvia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Belarus. Sergey Osokin is the recipient of the highest award of the Republic of Latvia - the Order of the Three Stars. The pianist's repertoire includes pieces of various styles and ages, but he feels especially close to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schuman, Alexander Scriabin and Alfred Schnittke. Critics value his interpretations as deep, colourful and exquisite. Sergey Osokin received the Latvian Grand Music Award for his performance of the Second Piano Concert by Johannes Brahms. Sergey Osokin is not only an excellent pianist, but also a talented teacher, who has trained the most successful and well known young Latvian pianists - Elīna Bērtiņa, Andrey Osokin, Vestards Šimkus, Georgy Osokin, Aurēlija Šimkus, Katrīna Guapalo, Arta Arnicāne and Rihards Plešanovs.

Andrey Osokin is the winner of several important international pianist competitions - Arthur Rubinstein's competition in Tel Aviv, Marguerite Long and Jacques Thibaud's competition in Paris, Leeds competition, Queen Elisabeth's competition in Brussels and the International Piano Forum. According to the critics of London's newspaper "The Independent", the pianist has a "hypnotising attractiveness of personality, a broad and expressive palette of sound colours, as well as an unusually compelling sense of different music styles". Andrey regularly performs in legendary concert halls across Europe, such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Alte Oper Frankfurt, La Verdi Hall in Milan, the Dublin National Concert Hall in Ireland, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St Martin in the Fields and Kings Place Concert Hall in London, Gasteig Concert Hall in Munich, La Monnaie Concert Hall in Brussels, Opera Comique Hall in Paris and Birmingham Symphony Hall. He has collaborated with the National Symphony Orchestra of Belgium, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Kamerata Baltica Orchestra, Manchester's Hallé-Orchestra, Dublin's National Symphony Orchestra and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; conductors - Sir Mark Elder, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Marin Alsop, Yuri Simonov, Boian Videnoff, Pablo Mielgo, Andris Poga, Ainārs Rubiķis, James Judd, as well as the opera diva Marina Rebeka. In 2018, Andrey Osokin was granted Associate Membership Status (ARAM) at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Georgy Osokin has performed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Hall, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Hall in Katowice, Fine Arts Theatre in Vancouver, replacing the world-famous pianist Nelson Freire, Konzerthaus Berlin, Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow, Saint Petersburg Philharmony, Birmingham's Town Hall and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. He has collaborated with Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo New City Orchestra and Sinfonietta Cracovia. After the final of the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2015, Georgy became a sensation, earning such epithets from critics as "outstanding, unpredictable and revolutionary". "Georgy possesses a rare talent for interpreting F. Chopin's music," says Sergei Babayan, the famous pianist and professor. In May 2018, Gidon Kremer announced that Georgy had become a permanent guest artist of the Kremerata Baltica Orchestra - along with Lucas Debargue, he was the first artist to receive this title from the orchestra in its 22 year history. Georgy often performs with Gidon Kremer in Latvia, Great Britain, Russia, Poland, Japan, South Korea, Germany and the USA.

Event producer: Dzintari Concert Hall