ISCA Ensemble South West Concert Ι featuring internationally renowned pianist Luka Okros
The ISCA Ensemble return to Exeter Cathedral with a spectacular programme including Mahler’s Titan.
The full Ensemble comprises of over 65 experienced amateur and some former professional players drawn from the South West of England. Their concerts raise funds for important national and international charities as well as support for ongoing development projects.
This year’s Joanna Leach Memorial Concert features Yoshimatsu’s ethereal piece ‘And birds are still…..’ Op. 72 for strings followed by a performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with the renowned Georgian pianist Luka Okros. Gustav Mahler’s epic First Symphony scored for a large orchestra completes this special programme.
‘And birds are still….’ Op. 72 Yoshimatsu
Piano Concerto No 1 in C major, Op. 15 Beethoven
Symphony No 1 ‘Titan’ Mahler
All seats are reserved with the exception of the side aisle seats
- Tickets at £22 (Front Nave) reserved
- Tickets at £18 (Middle Nave) reserved
- Tickets at £14 (Rear Nave) reserved
- Tickets at £12 (Side Aisle) unreserved
Tickets are available at www.ticketsource.co.uk, through the orchestra’s website or on the door.
Doors open at 18:45, concert begins at 19:30
About Luka Okros
Luka Okros was born in 1991 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He made his national debut at the age of 5, before studying at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and later at Royal College of Music in London. On graduating, he won the Jacques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition in 2014.
His competition successes include the Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the Valencia Iturbi Prize International Competition, Hannover Chopin International Piano Competition, Morocco Philharmonic International Piano Competition, and FAZ Audience Award 2019 at the International German Piano Award.
He made his USA debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 18, and by the age of 25, he had performed in over 30 countries. In the last concert season, he has given solo recitals in Oslo, Vienna, Brussels, Helsinki, Budapest, Reykjavík, Tbilisi, Kyiv, Berlin, Paris, Berlin, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Montevideo, culminating in a sell-out concert on London’s Southbank in July 2019.
His performance has been praised by The Guardian’s Observer as “An impressive display of virtuosic pianism”. Spanish newspaper Levante described him as “An Artist of the Sound”.
Highlights of the 2020/2021 season include performances in, Finland, France, Iceland, Georgia, Germany, Hong-Kong, Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom.