Peteris Sokolovskis, cello
Born in Novokuznetsk, Russia, Peteris Sokolovskis, began the cello at the age of six with Lija Sudraba in Riga, Latvia, and later studied at the Purcell School of Music with Alexander Boyarsky. Peteris graduated from the Royal College of Music where he also studied with Alexander Boyarsky. In September 2012 he began his Postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins and later became an Artist Fellow at the School.
He was the recipient of the Pierre Fournier Foundation's Young Cellist Award, Musicians Benevolent Fund Scholarship and the Geoffrey Shaw Scholarship. Peteris won the RCM Cello Competition. He has performed in chamber music groups at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall and at the BBC Total Immersion weekend performing John Tavener’s music broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and most recently performed Weinberg’s quartet with Gidon Kremer, Agata Darashkaite and Santa Vizine in the Brahms Sall of the Musikverein, Vienna. He is now a member of the Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra. He is also a regular teacher the Oxford Cello School.