Georgian talented pianist Luka Okros gives his recital at the Grand Hall of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire on Friday April 13, 2018 – Tbilisi State Conservatoire.
Luka has graduated from the London Royal College of Music (2016) and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (2013). He made Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 18, gave recitals at lots of famous venues and by now has performed in more than 30 countries. During the last three years Luka has won eight 1st prizes at international piano competitions. CBW had an interview with a pianist:
Since childhood I adored Rachmaninov. His music, his personality influenced me a lot through all my life.
There were other musicians, who helped me to find my way, like Vladimir Spivakov – a great Russian violinist and conductor. He took a great role of giving me an opportunity to study in Moscow.
This going to be a total romantic music evening. For long time, I wanted to do all Chopin ballades. In Georgia there is a very special love to Chopin.
Also I couldn’t miss chance of playing my favourite composer – Rachmaninov. His music is connected a lot to Caucasus and East. He visited Georgia several times and even there is his piano in Tbilisi. So it’s very special for me to bring his music back to Tbilisi as well as early work of Prokofiev – Piano Sonata no.3 which is one of my favourite piano works.
I am happy to be back to the Palau de la Musica of Valencia, Hong Kong City Hall and of course to perform in Singapore’s beautiful Victoria Hall.
I wish there were any kind of formula for success, I’m afraid there is not. However, hard work, love to what are you doing and good luck are in priority for any profession.
In case of young musicians, I’d suggest to read books, see art exhibitions, go to theatres, ballet and opera, play lots of chamber music with friends, get more life experience.
Think wider, going beyond chosen profession, not be afraid to feel more and go deep. We are poets and artists, we have to speak via music. So make sure you have something to say.