Tugan Sokhiev (Ossetic: Сохиты Тугъан, Russian: Сохиев Туган, born 1977, Vladikavkaz, Ossetia) is an Ossetian conductor. Sokhiev began piano studies at age 7. He began to conduct at age 17, inspired by Anatoly Briskin, the conductor of the North Ossetia State Philharmonic Orchestra. He subsequently attended the Saint Petersburg Conservatory and was a pupil of Ilya Musin. Sokhiev's first opera as a conductor was in a production of La bohème in Iceland.