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Alexander Gavrylyuk


Alexander Gavrylyuk is internationally recognised as one of the leading pianists of his generation for his electrifying and poetic performances. 

Gavrylyuk 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.

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. 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).

Alexander has since gone on to perform with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including: New York, Los Angeles, Czech, Warsaw, Moscow, Royal Scottish, Seoul, Israel and Rotterdam Philharmonics; NHK, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit Symphony orchestras; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philharmonia, Wiener Symphoniker, and collaborating with leading conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Thomas Dausgaard, Valery Gergiev, Neeme Järvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Louis Langrée, Cornelius Meister, Rafael Payare, Alexander Shelley, Vladimir Spivakov, Markus Stenz, Sir Mark Elder, Thomas Søndergård and Osmo Vänska. 

Gavrylyuk has appeared at many of the world’s foremost festivals, including the Hollywood Bowl, Bravo! Vail Colorado, Mostly Mozart, the Ruhr Festival, the Kissinger Sommer International Music Festival, the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam.

As a recitalist Alexander has performed at the Musikverein in Vienna, Tonhalle Zurich, Victoria Hall Geneva, Southbank Centre’s International Piano Series, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Master Pianists Series, Suntory Hall, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Cologne Philharmonie, Tokyo City Concert Hall, San Francisco, Sydney Recital Hall and Melbourne Recital Centre. As a chamber musician, Gavrylyuk has toured extensively with violinist Janine Jansen.

Alexander has made numerous solo recordings as well as a recording of the complete Prokofiev concerti with the Sydney Symphony and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Alexander currently serves as Artist-in-Residence at Chautauqua Institution where he leads the piano program as Artistic Advisor. He has also been named Artist in Residence at the Wigmore Hall in London. A Steinway Artist, he currently lives in Sydney with his wife Zoki and their daughters Anna and Olivia.