Sophiko Simsive

Sophiko Simsive, piano (Kutaisi, 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. She has participated in the Verbier International Music Festival, and most recently she was selected as the winner of Music Academy of the West’s second Solo Piano Competition, which will take her on a multi-city recital tour that includes appearances at St. Luke’s in London, Chicago, Santa Barbara, and LA. Sophiko is represented by Interartists Amsterdam Management and is currently pursuing her MM from the Yale School of Music under Boris Berman.