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A piano recital
Johann Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni
Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Sonata No. 47 in B minor, Hob. XVI:32
Etudes, Op. 10 Nos. 3, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
Preludes, Op. 23 Nos. 1, 5 and 2
Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36
A stunningly virtuosic pianist, Alexander has received international critical acclaim for his electrifying and poetic performances. Born in 1984, Alexander Gavrylyuk began his piano studies at the age of seven and gave his first concerto performance when he was nine years old. He went on to win First prize and Gold Medal at the 1999 Horowitz International Piano Competition and First Prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan in 2000. 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.
Following his debut in 2010 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Gavrylyuk has returned to Amsterdam each year, either in recital in the Master Pianist’s Series, with the RCO or as part of the Zatertaag Matinee at the Concertgebouw. He is now increasingly 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, Israel, Warsaw, Moscow and Rotterdam as well as the Royal Scottish National, NHK Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Hallé, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, and others. He has collaborated with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Valery Gergiev, Neeme Järvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Karabits, Louis Langrée, Alexander Lazarev, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Gianandrea Noseda, Vassily Petrenko, Rafael Payare, Alexander Shelley, Yuri Simonov, Herbert Soudant, Markus Stenz and Osmo Vänska.
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 sell-out 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.
At the age of 13, Alexander moved to Sydney where he lived until 2006. He has performed with all the main Australian orchestras including Melbourne and Sydney Symphonies, returning each year for concerts and recitals. 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. In addition to the Prokofiev cycle, he has made several recordings including recital discs of works by Rachmaninov, Schumann, Scriabin, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev.
Highlights of the 2017/18 season include Alexander’s BBC Proms debut with BBC Scottish Symphony under Thomas Dausgaard. He will also make debuts with orchestras including Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Mainz Philharmonic and Orchestre National de Lille.
Alexander is renowned for his solo recital programmes and performs regularly at numerous prestigious venues worldwide. He will also tour Europe, Asia and North America in duo recital with Janine Jansen.
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 Opportunity Cambodia, which has built a residential educational facility for Cambodian children.
Alexander is a Steinway Artist.