Virtuoso pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk , will return to Australia to perform a demanding programme of works by classic romantics, Schubert and Chopin, and Russian composers, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Balakirev in Romantics and Russians.
From a young prize-winning prodigy, Gavrylyuk has become a renowned soloist across Europe and America. His career highlights include concertos with the Concertgebouw, New York, Israel, and Moscow Philharmonic and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras, headlining at the Hollywood Bowl twice, and recitals in Budapest, London, Vienna, Moscow and Tokyo.
Gavrylyuk started learning piano at the age of seven, performed his first concerto at nine, and commenced his prize-winning career when he was just 15 years old. He has successfully grown from child prodigy to one of the world’s most sought after pianists while still in his early 30s.
At the age of 13 Gavrylyuk moved to Australia and performed with all the main Australian orchestras, including Melbourne and Sydney Symphonies. 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.
Gavrylyuk’s first major prize was at the International Horovitz Competition in Kiev where he took out the top award at age 15. A year later in 2000 he again won first prize, this time at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan where he was proclaimed by critics as “the best sixteen-year-old pianist of the late twentieth century”. In 2003 he was named a Steinway Pianist and in 2005 he took both the coveted Gold Medal as well as the award for Best Performance of a Classical Concerto at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition.
Schubert Piano Sonata in A, D664
Chopin Fantasie in F minor, Op.49
Chopin Nocturne, Op.27, No.2
Chopin Polonaise in A-flat, Op.53
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No.3 in A minor, Op.28
Rachmaninoff Études-Tableaux, Op.39 (selection)
Balakirev Islamey, Op.18
Tickets: $39 – $89 (Additional fees may apply)
Bookings: 02 8256 2222 or cityrecitalhall.com