Alexander Gavrylyuk



Alexander Gavrylyuk began his piano studies at the age of seven and gave his first concerto performance when he was nine years old. The next big step for Alexander was going to compete at the 3rd Horowitz International Piano Competition and winning the coveted First prize and Gold medal in 1999.Alexander Gavrylyuk was proclaimed as "the best sixteen year old pianist of the late twentieth century" by critics in Japan in November 2000, after winning the First Prize of the prestigious Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan. He was 16 years old in a field of competitors ranging in age from 16 to 32.

Alexander returns regularly to Japan, touring and performing to a full house in Suntory Hall and Tokyo Opera City Hall. His first two CD's were recorded in Japan.In April 2005, Alexander Gavrylyuk won the First Prize, the Gold Medal as well as the award for Best Performance of a Classical Concerto at the internationally renowned Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition.
That same year, VAI International recorded his live performance at the Miami Piano Discoveries Festival, USA, for an international DVD release which went on to receive four and five star ratings in the international press. In May 2007 he recorded his second DVD with VAI. In 2010 he recorded both Chopin Concerti in Poland at the Royal Wawel Castle. In 2003 he joined the honour roll and became a Steinway artist. Alexander performs regularly at the Concertgebouw, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Hall, Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House and Suntary Hall. He has also performed a solo recital at the Kremlin.
In 2009 Alexander recorded the complete Prokofiev Concerti with Vladirmir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.Amongst others, Alexander Gavrylyuk has performed with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Lucerne Symphony and OFUNAM. He has worked with conductors like Ashkenazy, Blomstedt, Caetani, Ettinger, Fedoseyev, Gruppman, Lazarev, Lang-Lessing, Raiskin, Sanderling, Segerstam, Simonov, Soudant, Spivakov, Talmi and Tovey. Alexander Gavrylyuk's upcoming engagements include concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Holywood Bowl, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,with Svetlanov Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic,the Stuttgarter Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra, Hague Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the Hague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris. Alexander has also been invited for European tour with the Svetlanov Orchestra.

"A new grand pianist has risen".
-Brabants Dagbland February 2010

"Alexander Gavrylyuk had a brilliant success with his performance of the Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Opus 26, attacking the spiky articulated fingerwork of the first movement and the close of the second like one possessed. His demonic approach to the passage work of the finale is like that of a mercurial circus performer conspiring to dazzle and astonish."-Sydney Morning Herald November 2009

“Pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk is the discovery of the year"
-Trouw, February 2009

“Concertgebouw in trance after masterly performance. A rare sight indeed: the Concertgebouw audience whistling and singing as they leave the Main Hall...Gavrylyuk creates a wonderful world of sound with the clear lines and colours of a Mondrian.”
-Guido van Oorschot in De Volkskrant, February 2009

“Gavrylyuk is absolutely phenomenal. Blinding virtuosity, deep musicality, musical intuition, intelligence and aristocratism.”
-Nikolay Petrov, 2008

“Such blow-your-socks-off virtuosity is complemented with a dark, intense, ferociously concentrated essence and nature (...) unlike so many competition winners we shall surely be hearing a lot more of this prodigiously gifted young pianist and life force.”
-Bryce Morrison, The Gramophone, June 2006

“A world class pianist performing at his absolute best.”
-New York Times, 2005

"When he plays, it causes me to cry, to laugh, to moan and to be cheerful."
-Yediot Hachonot, April 2005

“An extraordinary talent.”
-Vladimir Ashkenazy, 2003


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