«He has a very rare gift of a true Chopinist.» - Sergei Babayan, renowned pianist (teacher of Daniil Trifonov)
«Strikingly individual interpretations. Indeed, his epic sense of time scale is akin to Emil Gilels.» - Gramophone
«Osokins is a protégé of Gidon Kremer and one understands why. Refined, impeccable technique, musical ideas - simply great piano playing.» - France Musique
Georgijs Osokins gained international attention through his participation at age of 19 in the 2015 Chopin Competition where his performances received either superlatives or led to controversy. He was one of the clear audience favorites and the most discussed competitor when he was dubbed by critics as "exceptional and unpredictable."
Osokins made important debuts at the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Vancouver Playhouse, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, “Chopin and his Europe” Festival in Warsaw, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, International Piano Series in Bern and at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow, Lockenhaus Festival, Metropolitan Theatre Hall in Tokyo, Tongyeong Hall in South Korea.
UK’s label “Piano Classics” released Osokins' two CD albums focused on Chopin’s Late Works and works of Rachmaninoff. These recordings received rave reviews from important Canadian, German, Danish, British and French music magazines.
In 2020 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 International Classical Music Awards 2020 and Opus Klassik 2021.. In 2021 Osokins makes his debut at the Martha Argerich Festival in Hamburg and the 101st Salzburg Festival, sharing stage with Gidon Kremer and Giedre Dirvanauskaite.
Alongside Lucas Debargue, Georgijs was announced the first permanent Guest Artist of Kremerata Baltica in its 22-year history by Gidon Kremer. In May 2019 the second album of Georgijs was released by Piano Classics which is entirely dedicated to works of Sergei Rachmaninoff. This album received brilliant reviews from Pizzicato, Gramophone, France Musique, Danish Radio and others.
Since his public debut with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra at the age of ten Osokins has appeared with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo New City Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia. He shared stage with Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite, Sergei Nakariakov, Nicolas Altstaedt, Vladimir Fedoseev, Yulianna Avdeeva, Lio Kuokman etc.