• Rachmaninov
Musical moments op.16
- No. 3 B minor (5)
- No. 4 E minor (3)
- No. 5 D flat major (4)
- No. 6 C major (4)

- Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 (9)


Luka Okros was born in 1991 in Tbilisi, Georgia. His love of music was discovered by his parents, when he was only four years old and piano lessons were organized for him. In 1996, after just one year of study, Luka gave his first recital at the Union of Georgian Composers.

In 1997 he received the prestigious Award of the President of Georgia and in 1999 met Maestro Vladimir Spivakov, whose support and encouragement moved him to Moscow, in 2004, to study at the Moscow Academic College and afterwards the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory to study with the distinguished teacher, Sergei Dorensky.

During the nine years spent living in Russia, Luka made his US debut at Carnegie Hall and performed in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. In 2013 he was awarded a full scholarship to the Royal College of Music and moved to London, where he is now based, to study with Professor Norma Fisher for a Masters Degree and Artist Diploma Course.

Since 2014, he has won ten top international prizes and awards, including the Grand Prix of Morocco Philharmonic International Piano Competition 2016, “Iturbi Prize” in Spain, Piano Campus Competition in France, Hattori Foundation Award and The Tillett Trust Award in the UK and the Tabor Foundation Piano Award at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. Luka was also invited to perform live as a guest on the Arts programme “In Tune” on BBC Radio 3.

Luka has recently participated in numerous international music festivals, including the Annecy Classic Festival, Honiton Festival, Avon Festival, Jeux d'eau Music Festival, Piano Campus Festival and Festival d’Auvers-sur-Oise. During 2015 Luka gave over 50 performances, including two recitals at the Wigmore Hall, a recital at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and a chamber music concert at the Cadogan Hall, in London. He also appeared in recital at the Sale Cortot in Paris.

The Autumn of 2016 will see the release of his first CD debut recording with DiscAuverS, which will include major works by Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen op.15 and Fantasie in C major op.17.

See Luka at Asia House on 28 September at 7pm