(1st Prize winner of the Hong Kong International Piano Competition 2016)
Luka Okros was born in 1991 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
In 2004, he moved to Moscow, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the tutelage of Sergei Dorensky. In 2013, he was awarded a full scholarship for a Master's degree at the Royal College of Music where he studied with Norma Fisher.
At the age of 18, Luka made his US debut at the Carnegie Hall. He has given concerts in many of the world's most famous halls, such as the Wigmore Hall, the Cadogan Hall and the Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Salle Cortot and France Radio Hall in Paris, the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, the Palau de la Musica in Valencia and Barcelona and has also performed in Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Russia, Georgia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
During the last two years he has won more than ten top international prizes and awards, including Grand Prizes at the 4th Hong Kong International Piano Competition, first prize at the Iturbi Prize Valencia Piano Competition in Spain, the first prizes at both the Morocco Philharmonic International Piano Competition?and the Piano Campus Competition at Cergy-Pontoise in France, and several prestigious awards from the?Hattori Foundation, the Tillett Trust and the Tabor Foundation Piano Award at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.
In March 2017 Mr. Okros won the First Prize at the Hannover Chopin International Piano Competition.
As a winner of the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition, Luka was interviewed by Sean Rafferty on the "In Tune" programme of BBC Radio 3, during which he performed pieces by Liszt and Rachmaninov.