A far-flung search for Russia's remarkable survivors

The Lost Pianos of Siberia is a nonfiction book project that uses musical culture as a way to tell the story of Siberia and the Russian Far East. 

The book will be published by Transworld (UK and Commonwealth) and Grove Atlantic (US); with translation rights sold to Archipelago Books (Chinese simple - Mainland China), Editions Kero (French), Paul Zsolnay (German), Random House Mondadori (Italian), Seix Barral (Spanish), Uitgeverij Ambo-Anthos (Dutch), and Wydawnictwo Otwarte Sp. (Polish). 

The stills and and video for the project have been shot by the British-American photographer, Michael Turek, who joined the author on some of her journeys. 

Follow the search on Instagram at sophy_roberts. #lostpianosofsiberia 

About Us

Sophy is an award-winning writer with a reputation for covering culture and conservation in remote places. She lives in Dorset, England, with her husband and two children. 

Michael, who splits his time between London and New York, has received numerous awards from American Photography, Communication Arts and PDN. 


The Lost Pianos of Siberia is represented by Sophie Lambert on sophie@convilleandwalsh.com at Conville & Walsh, London. All images copyright Michael Turek.