Osokins, part of a well-known Latvian musical dynasty, has been nominated in the categories “Best Instrumentalist of the Year”, “Classics without Borders”, “Best Instrumental Solo Performance of the Year”, and “Young Artist of the Year”.
“I am extremely happy, emotionally fulfilled and grateful to the "Prima Classic" team and especially to Marina Rebeka for the trust in the recording of this album. It was an unforgettably beautiful process, and I am delighted that the album recorded in the Latvian Radio studio received such a high evaluation by an international jury. I am proud of how many wonderful Latvian musicians have been nominated for this award, which once again proves that Latvia is truly a world music superpower,” said Andrejs Osokins of the nominations.
Traditionally, the Opus Klassik (formerly Echo Klassik) award ceremonies take place in October at the Konzerthaus Berlin. Along with Andrejs Osokins, this year's nominees include such stellar names as Hans Zimmer, Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Marina Rebeka, Elīna Garanča, Andris Nelsons, Gidons Krēmers and other outstanding Latvian and foreign musicians in various award categories.
If you'd like to see Andrejs in action, his video for George Gershwin's “The Man I Love” is available online.
More information about the Opus Klassik Award is available here: https://www.opusklassik.de/.