Alexander Gavrylyuk


Alexander Gavrylyuk
Pianist
Alexander Gavrylyuk began his piano studies at the age of seven and gave his first concerto performance when he was nine years old. He won First prize and Gold Medal at the 1999 Horowitz International Piano Competition, First Prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan in 2000 where the Japanese press lauded him as the “most talented 16-year old pianist of the second half of the 20th Century” and, in 2005, he took both the coveted Gold Medal as well as the award for Best Performance of a Classical Concerto at the internationally renowned Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition. He is in demand by orchestras and conductors for his noble and compelling interpretations and has appeared with, among others, the Philharmonic Orchestras of New York, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Moscow, Israel and Rotterdam. He has collaborated with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Jurowski or Alexander Lazarev. Alexander has received critical acclaim for his thrilling performances of Rachmaninov: he has performed the complete Rachmaninov concerti and the Rhapsody with both the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Neeme Järvi (2013) and as part of the Vancouver Symphony’s Rachmaninov Festival in 2014 with Bramwell Tovey. He regularly visits Japan and Asia, performing with orchestras such as NHK Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic as well as regular recital tours, often playing to audiences in Suntory Hall and Tokyo Opera City. He returns to Russia on a regular basis and has performed with the Russian National Philharmonic under Vladimir Spivakov and the Svetlanov Russian State Symphony Orchestra, as well as recitals at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and at the Kremlin. In 2009 he made an acclaimed recording of the complete Prokofiev Concerti with Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony which was recorded live at the Sydney Opera House. He has made several other recordings including a recital disc of works by Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Prokofiev for Piano Classics. He supports a number of charities including Theme and Variations Young Pianist Trust which aims to provide support and encouragement to young, aspiring Australian pianists as well as Opportunity Cambodia, which has built a residential educational facility for Cambodian children. Alexander Gavrylyuk is a Steinway Artist.