Sophiko Simsive

Sophiko Simsive, piano (Tbilisi, Georgia), has won numerous awards and accolades including first prize at the Yamaha Piano Competition in Amsterdam, GrachtenfestivalPrijs, first prize at the Music Academy of the West and she has become the winner of the Concerto Competition at Yale School of Music as well as Manhattan School of Music. She has toured extensively throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, and made her debut at Carnegie Hall with cellist Kian Soltani. Sophiko has participated in the Yellow Barn Festival, Verbier International Music Festival, The International Holland Music Sessions, and many others. Ms. Simsive has received Cum Laude bachelor’s degree from Amsterdam Conservatoire in 2007, further, she has received degrees from Berlin UDK, Yale School of Music and currently she is pursuing her doctoral degree at the Manhattan School of Music with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. Sophiko has a passion for sharing music with larger audiences, she has given recitals at retirement homes, hospitals and has taught at local music schools. She is a member of Vision Collective, New York-based ensemble that builds meaningful relationships with refugees and new Americans by sharing and exchanging music between diverse communities. Sophiko also serves as a senior teaching assistant at the Yale School of Music, coaching chamber music to undergraduate college students. Sophiko is represented by the Interartists Amsterdam Management. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2019, 2021)