Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
A stunningly virtuosic pianist, Alexander Gavrylyuk is internationally recognized for his electrifying and poetic performances. He launched his 2017-18 season with a BBC Proms performance of Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto described as “revelatory” by The Times and “electrifying” by Limelight.
Highlights of the 2020-21 season include debuts with Montreal Symphony, Deutsches-Symphonie Orchester Berlin and Bamberger Symphoniker, as well as return visits to Orchestre National de Lille and Orchestre National de Montpellier. He enjoys regular relationships with orchestras such as Rotterdam Philharmonic, Hallé, Concertgebouworkest, and Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra.
Alexander also appears in solo recital at prestigious venues through Europe, including Wigmore Hall, Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven, Perth Concert Hall, and throughout Australia.
Born in Ukraine in 1984 and holding Australian citizenship, Alexander began his piano studies at the age of seven and gave his first concerto performance when he was nine years old. At the age of 13, Alexander moved to Sydney where he lived until 2006. He won First Prize and Gold Medal at the Horowitz International Piano Competition (1999), First Prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (2000), and Gold Medal at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition (2005). He has since gone on to perform with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.
Alexander is artist in residence at Chautauqua Institution where he leads the piano program as an artistic advisor. 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.
For more information, visit alexandergavrylyuk.com.
Top photo by Anna Sanfeliu, bottom by Marco Borggreve.