A Story of Abandonment and Survival

The Lost Pianos of Siberia is a nonfiction book project (Transworld, 2019) that uses the search for a significant historic piano as a way to tell the story of Siberia and the Russian Far East.

The author’s journeys are being shot as both stills and video by the British-American photographer, Michael Turek. 

Follow the search on Instagram at sophy_roberts. #lostpianosofsiberia 


The Documentary

This trailer is for a proposed 90-minute documentary project about the search for the pianos. The footage is being shot as the ‘fisherman catches the fish’ on her travels through Siberia from March 2015 to December 2018. 

Trailer will be posted on this website in November 2017

The trailer will be available November 2017


About Us

Sophy is an award-winning writer with a reputation for covering culture and conservation in remote places. She writes for The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. She is currently special correspondent and columnist for the US edition of Condé Nast Traveler. Sophy 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. He shoots for The Financial Times, Condé Nast, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. His authentic documentary style is reflected in his enduring loyalty to print film.