«I regard this young pianist as someone close to me - highly gifted musician. He has big future.» - Gidon Kremer.
«He has a very rare gift of a true Chopinist.» - Sergei Babayan
«Georgijs Osokins arguably delivered up the day’s most strikingly individual interpretations.. ..Indeed, his epic sense of time scale is akin to Emil Gilels.» - Gramophone Magazine during Chopin Competition.
«Osokins is a protégé of Gidon Kremer and one understands why. Refined, impeccable technique, musical ideas - simply great piano playing.» - France Musique
Latvian pianist Georgijs Osokins has gained international attention through his participation at age of 19 in the XVII International Chopin Piano Competition where he quickly became an absolute Audience Favorite. His interpretations were dubbed by critics as “revolutionary”, "exceptional and unpredictable".
Shortly after the Chopin Competition, Osokins made important debuts at the Berlin Konzerthaus, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Laeiszhalle and Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, International Piano Series in Bern, Lockenhaus Festival, Gstaad Music Festival, NOSPR Concert Hall in Katowice, the Vancouver Playhouse, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Hall, Tongyeong Hall in South Korea. In 2021 Georgijs Osokins debuted at the 101st Salzburg Festival. 2022 sees his debut performances at Wigmore Hall in London, Pierre-Boulez Hall in Berlin, Sala Verdi in Milan.
Georgijs is actively collaborating with Gidon Kremer, touring in the UK, Ireland, Russia, Poland, Germany, Asia and US. Alongside Lucas Debargue, Georgijs was announced the first permanent Guest Artist of Kremerata Baltica in its 25-year history.
UK’s label “Piano Classics” released Osokins' two CD albums focused on Chopin’s Late Works and works of Rachmaninoff. These recordings received brilliant reviews from important British, Canadian, German, Danish and French music magazines. German label Accentus has released the first chamber music album of Georgijs alongside Gidon Kremer containing trios of Chopin and Beethoven - this CD received excellent reviews worldwide and was nominated for both International Classical Music Awards 2020 and Opus Klassik 2021.
Georgijs received the Latvian Grand Music Award - highest honour in music in Latvia - and remains youngest recipient in the Awards’ history.