Grigory Sokolov, Piano
"Such technical mastery, such emotional engagement: it simply blows you away!" (Classicnews)
Born in Leningrad, Grigory Sokolov made history in 1966 when he won the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition aged only sixteen. This inexhaustible perfectionist is an unconventional musician, highly inspired, authentic and far outside the norm. He has firmly stamped his mark as one of the most extraordinary pianists of our time. Grigory Sokolov has performed at Colmar International Festival for ten years running, and the prodigious recitals he has been giving since 2006 win well-deserved prizes every year.