Sophiko Simsive

Sophiko Simsive, piano (Tbilisi, Georgia), has won numerous awards and accolades including first prize at the Princess Christina Concours in the Netherlands, the Yamaha Piano Competition in Amsterdam, the Young Pianist Foundation Competition, first prize at the Geertruidenberg Klassiek, and GrachtenfestivalPrijs where she performed as Artist-in-Residence during the Grachtenfestival. She has toured extensively throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, and made her debut at Carnegie Hall with cellist Kian Soltani. In addition to Yellow Barn, Sophiko has participated in the Verbier International Music Festival, and she was selected as the winner of Music Academy of the West’s second Solo Piano Competition. Sophiko has passion for sharing music with larger audiences, she has given recitals at retirement homes, hospitals and has taught at local music schools. Sophiko is represented by Interartists Amsterdam Management and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at the Manhattan School of Music with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2019)