"Gavrylyuk was an orchestra unto himself, pouring out waves of huge, carillon-like sound...This was a sensational performance in every way."
John Chacona, Erie Times News, July 2013
"As with Horowitz or Rubinstein before him, this musician causes the public to shout for joy."
Sylvie Bonier, Tribune du Geneve, June 2013
"Alexander Gavrylyuk wowed Wigmore Hall's lunchtime audience with a debut concert replete in masterful displays of pianism, in the purest meaning of the word..."
Frances Wilson, bachtrack.com, April 2013
"Alexander Gavrylyuk belongs to the very rare category of musicians whose possibilities could only be limited by taste and contextual interpretation."
Biella Luttmer. De Volkskrant, March 2013
"Gavrylyuk showed at his best in Schumann's C-minor Fantasie, one of those rare delights where interpreter and music are in absolute synchronicity. This young pianist's grasp of Schumann's triptych of canvases was enriching."
Clive O'Connell, The Age, February 2013
"Soloist Alexander Gavrylyuk gave an intelligent and stylish reading of this unconventional concerto where the pianist's contributions are largely part of the overall orchestral texture. However, Gavrylyuk knew precisely when to sparkle, delivering zippy glissandi in the variations and beautifully capturing the clownish character of the quirky first movement."
news.scotsman.com, February 2011
"Gavrylyuk was on fire in the huge first movement’s three cadenzas – eating up those octaves, the scales burning with visceral power – while drawing a wide variety of clearly articulated color elsewhere. Wow the crowd Gavrylyuk did."
Richard S.Ginell, Los Angeles Times September 2010
"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