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Luka Okrostsvaridze

A scholar of the Charitable Foundation named after Helena Roerich

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Luka Okrostsvaridze was born on March 19, 1991 in Tbilisi, Georgia. In his early childhood people called him Little Mozart. Just like Mozart, he wrote his first piece of music when he was four. In fact, he mastered musical notes before he learned alphabet. A boy of exceptional intellectual faculties, at six he performed Beethoven by memory. He did not need any notes – having heard or played a melody of Mozart, Beethoven, or Hendel he memorized it right away.

At five Luka Okrostsvaridze was accepted to the musical school for gifted children in Tbilisi, and at six he played his first solo concert at the House of Composers at which he performed compositions of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Tartini. Already then he amazed his listeners with a vivid grown-up interpretation of Rahmaninov’s preludes – powerful music extracted by the child’s hands busting through the centuries.

At seven the gifted musician performed together with the chamber orchestra Bach’s F minor concerto at the Smaller Hall of the Tbilisi Conservatoire, and under the charitable project of the «Novye Imena» (New Names) Charity Fund he was invited to the master class of A. Mitshuk, laureate of many international competitions. Later on, the talented pianist also took part in workshops of such prominent pedagogues and musicians as I. Berkovitch and A. Pisariev.

Luka Okrostsvaridze is a scholar of the Charitable Foundation named after Helena Roerich, the Spivakov International Charity Fund, and a many times winner of the scholarship of the President of Georgia.

At present, Luka is studying at the Academic Music School of the P.I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire in Moscow in the class of O.E. Metchetina.

 

The outstanding young pianist and composer Luka Okrostsvaridze has taken part and become laureate of many international festivals and competitions:

  • 1997 – the 1st place diploma at the Young Performers Competition in Tbilisi
  • 1997 – participant in the 1st World Youth Delphiade
  • 1998 – diploma of the «Novye Imena Planety» (New Names on the Planet) International Festival in Suzdal
  • 2000 – participant of the Spivakov International Festival in Calmar (France)
  • 2000 – the S.N. Roerich Medal at the «Novaya Epokha – Novyi Tchelovek» (New Age – New Human) Science Workshop on talented children organized by the Center-Museum by name of N.K. Roerich in Moscow
  • 2002 – special prize of the V. Krainev competition
  • 2003 – the 1st place diploma and gold medal at the First International Competition of Young Performers in Tbilisi
  • 2004 - participant of the First «Moskva Vstretchaet Druzey» (Friends Are Welcome to Moscow) International Festival of the CIS and Baltic states organized by the Spivakov Charity Fund
  • 2005 - participant of the Second «Moskva Vstretchaet Druzey» (Friends Are Welcome to Moscow) International Festival of the CIS and Baltic states organized by the Spivakov Charity Fund

 

 

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