About this Artist
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. Alexander made his debut at the Musikverein with the Norrkopping Orchestr in 2010. 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 Royal Scottish Orchestra, the Svetlanov 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, Brussels Philharmonic and OFUNAM. He has worked with conductors like Ashkenazy, Blomstedt, Caetani, Ettinger, Fedoseyev, Gorenstein, Gruppman, Lazarev, Lang-Lessing, Levi, Raiskin, Sanderling, Segerstam, Simonov, Soudant, Spivakov, Talmi and Tovey.
Alexander Gavrylyuk's upcoming engagements include concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgarter Philharmonic, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Alexander will also have a solo tour of Japan, Russia and Mexico in 2011. Alexander has also been invited to play the complete Rachmaninov concerti with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Neeme Järvi in 2013.