Tuesday, April 16, 2013


It's with great pleasure that we announce our new collaboration with Askonas Holt. Askonas Holt will now take on the role as Alexander's General Mangement. We are thrilled with about these news and look forward to many years together.

Best wishes,

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Update March 2013

Dear Friends,

Following a fantastic tour in Australia which included performances in Sydney and Melbourne as well as two charity concerts, Alexander is very much looking forward to joining the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Maestro Jurowski this week. They will be performing Rachmaninov's 3rd piano concerto.

Please find below upcoming concerts for your calendar:

April 13: Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory with Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Liss conducting (Rachmaninov 3). This concert is in memory of one of Alexnader's mentors Nikolay Petrov who passed away recently.

April 17: Recital at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory

April 18: Recital at the Kremlin (dedicated to Nikolay Petrov)

May 13 until June 4: A concert tour with Neeme Jarvi and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. They will perform the complete Rachmaninov Piano Concerti and Paganini Rhapsody. All together there will be 8 concerts (15, 16 , 17 May and 27, 29, 30, 31 May and June 3).

May 23 and 24: two concerts with Rotterdam Philharmonic playing Stravinsky Capriccio for Stravinsky festival. Conductor Pietari Inkinen.

June 16: Recital at the Master Piano Series in Concertgebouw.

July 1 and 2: Spread over two days, the complete Rachmaninov Concerti and the Rachmaninov Rhapsody in Taipei with Taipei Symphony Orchestra.

July 17: Recital at the Chautauqua Institution in NY (this will be Alexander's 8th consecutive visit there)

July 20: Rachmaninov 3rd piano concerto with Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

November 10: Brussels National Orchestra playing Rachmaninov 3rd piano concerto and the Rachmaninov Rhapsody with Andrey Boreyko conducting.

November 16: Recital in Gdansk, Poland

November 22: Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in NZ playing Gershwin Blue Rhapsody with Tom Woods conducting

November 28: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra playing Rachmaninov Rhapsody with Carlo Rizzi in Pool

December 26: Rachmaninov Rhapsody in Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall with Kazan Orchestra


January 18 and 19: South Netherlands Orchestra and Mark Wigglesworth, Rachmaninov 2

January 30: Lutoslawski Quartet in Poland

February 6 and 7: Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Opera House, playing Bach f minor and Mozart Concerto

February 10 - 16: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Rachmaninov Rhapsody

February 20: Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sascha Goetzel and Prokofiev 3rd piano concerto

February 27: Auckland Philharmonia, repertoire is being discussed. Eckehard Stier conducting.

March 3 - 9: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Rachmaninov 3rd piano concerto

March 10th: Recital at City Recital Hall, Sydney

March 26 to April 7: Rachmaninov project in Vancouver with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Bramwell Tovey. Playing all of the Rachmaninov Concerti + Rhapsody

April 10 and 12: Prokofiev Concerto no.4 for left hand with Milano Orchestra dei Pomeriffi Musicali and Antonello Manacorda conducting

May 23- 28: Oldenburgischen Staatsorchesters, three concerts playing Tchaikovsky 1 or one of the Rachmaninov Concerti. Eckehard Stier conducting

June 6: Shanghai Concert hall recital

October 7: Recital in Nijmegen

Best wishes,


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New concerts for your calendar

Dear Friends,

As we near towards the end of the year, I wanted to share with you a brief update of Alexander's upcoming concerts for you calendar.

Alexander is currently on tour in Moscow and is looking forward to diving into the depths of Prokofiev's 2nd piano concerto. The concert highlights the opening of Maestro Spivakov's Russian music festival  with the Russian National Philharmonic.
Following his concert in Moscow, Alexander is will be returning to the United Kingdom to perform Rachmaninov's Paganini Rhapsody with the Bournemouth Philharmonic.

Please note, the concert in Gdansk, Poland has been postponed to November next year. More details about the new date to come soon.

December will be marked with another trip to the Netherlands where Gavrylyuk will perform the Bach f minor Concerto with the Amsterdam Sinfonnieta and a number of solo pieces. This concert will take place at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Alexander's last engagement for 2012 will be a tour with the Stuttgart Philharmonic and Maestro Vladimir Fedoseyev with Rachmaninov's 3rd piano concerto. The tour wil cover concerts in both Milano, Italy and Stuttgart, Germany.

Alexander's new invitations which have recently come through include: the Brussels Philharmonic where Alexander will perform once again with Maestro Boreyko,

the Israel Chamber Orchestra with Mozart piano concerti No.11 and No. 23.,

the Radio Philharmonic of the Netherlands,

the Hague Philharmonic,

Sydney Symphony Orchestra for both a concerto and a recital at the Sydney Opera House,

the San Antonio Orchestra and

the Chautuauqua Instituation in the USA. 

Wishing you all a very safe and happy festive season! 

Best wishes,

Friday, August 3, 2012

A new addition- August 2012

Dear Friends,

This year has marked the wonderful addition to our family with the birth our little girl, Anna Emilia Gavrylyuk! She has filled our life with great joy and we feel blessed to have her.


The Master Pianist Series at the Concertgebouw celebrated its jubilee in Amsterdam in March. The concert was attended by the Queen of the Netherlands and featured Alexander Gavrylyuk alongside fellow pianists including Yevgeny Kissin,  Jean Yve Thibaudet, Aldo Ciccolini, Nikolay Lugansky and Severin Von Eckardstein. 

Giving back is something we considers crucial to the longevity of classical music. Alexander's charity concert in February marked the official opening of The Foundation for Young Pianists in Sydney. The Foundation was formed by Ara and Nyree from Theme and Variations Piano Services in Sydney as a way to ensure young pianists get the support they need to continue their development. The concert was held at Government House with Her Excellency the Governor Professor Marie Bashir as guest of honour. Alexander serves the Foundations Ambassador. If you would like to get involved and donate please contact us per email.


Alexander relishes in a harsh winter. He enjoys the feeling of the face going numb, the screeching snow beneath his feet and walking in the forest. Summer is my favourite time of the year. Whether its enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace with friends or starring at the sea salt on my skin after a swim in the sea. I adore the smell of figs in Croatia, the smell of Jasmine in Australia and gazing at dusk through my window, I find myself lost in summer's dreamlike beauty. This summer has been filled with adventures of all sorts. Alexander had come home from his trip to Seoul and asked me to pack within half an hour as we were to drive south. So I did, quietly pleased with myself that I had managed to pack myself and the baby so quickly. We weren't sure where we were going but we followed the highway south to warmer pastures. We drove through the Alps and stayed at a horrible "GästeHaus" not far from the boarder to Austria. Nevertheless, the following day we made it to the Italian Riviera. We stayed in a small town near the border to Monaco called Bordighera in the Provence of Imperia. Joined by our close friends who we have come to adopt as family, we chatted late into the evenings on the balcony of the hotel enjoying wine and antipasti. While our trip included France and Monaco, it was our friends which made the trip so memorable. 

A few days ago we returned from Chautauqua in New York. Chautauqua comes alive for nine weeks of the year and celebrates the many wonderful aspects of what it means to be human. Unlike any other place known to me, it successfully combines music, dance, opera, literary circles, faith, politics, speakers and lecturers. Chautauqua holds a very dear place in our hearts as do the Chautauquans. Alexander gave masterclasses and performed Rachmaninov piano concerti number one and two this year with the symphony orchestra and Christopher Seaman. We stayed at the Hagen Wensley House and our Italian mum Rachel takes care of us. At the house we get the opportunity to interact with speakers, politicians, authors, and lecturers. This makes for a very personal and special stay. 

Tomorrow we are going to the Chopin Fesitval in Duszniki Zdroj. This piano festival is the oldest in Poland and is filled with afternoon and evening concerts as well as masterclasses. Alexander will perform a solo recital including works  Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Following his performance there, Alexander will go to Australia where he will perform Rachmaninov 2nd piano concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. We have such fond memories of the SSO from our last trip where Alexander recorded the complete Prokofiev concerti with Maestro Ashkenazy.

When asked what it is that he likes about the Rachmaninov 2nd piano concerto Alexander answered:

"I find that this concerto transcends the limits and borders of the musical expression. I feel that the core of this music is it's spiritual strength, inner suffering and most importantly a victorious glory of the absolute truth and love expressed in the most heartfelt sincerety. "

Upcoming highlights 2013

***In May 2013 Alexander will make his debut with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande on a concert tour with the complete Rachmaninov concerti and the Rhapsody, conducted by Neeme Järvi.

***He will also be returning to perform with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the direction of Vladimir Jurowski the same year. 

***Alexander has been invited to play with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Charles Dutoit in 2013.

***Also in 2013 Alexander Gavrylyuk will be returning to play in Moscow with Russian National Philarmonic and Vladimir Spivakov conducting followed by concerts with the Svetlanov Russian State Symphony Orchestra, playing a recital at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and a recital at the Kremlin.

My warmest wishes,
Zorica Gavrylyuk 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October 2011


Alexander's new cd under the Piano classics label with works of Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Prokofiev has been released!

Upcoming engagements in 2011 include concerts in solo recitals in the De Doelen Rotterdam and in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Concerto performances include concerts with the San Antonio Symphony, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Wroclaw Philharmonic and the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia.

2012 highlights also include performances with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (ZaterdagMatinee Series at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw), The Hague Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia and Christchurch Symphony, Tasmania Symphony, Polish National Radio Orchestra, Brabants Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, a tour of Mexico in April and solo recitals in Taiwan, Poland, USA, as well as solo tours of Australia and Russia.

In May 2013 Alexander will make his debut with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, playing all concerti of Rachmaninov and the Rhapsody, conducted by Neeme Järvi.


Alexander has recently returned from his tour of Japan where he performed seven concerts, including performances with the NHK orchestra and Maestro Ashkenazy. He then continued on to give recitals around Australia before going to the USA to perform at Chautauqua Institution and once again with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

Best wishes,


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

May 2011

In light of the recent Japan disaster we were honoured to have Mr. Ouchi and Ms. Inui from Japan Arts join us over the Easter break in Berlin. We are glad to confirm Alexander's tour of Japan in June will be going ahead as originally planned.
Alexander's latest recording of the Chopin concerti has just been released! Recorded with the AUKSO orchestra in the courtyard of the Wawel Castle in Krakow Poland last June, the live recording marks Chopin's anniversary.

*Alexander has been invited to perform the complete Rachmaninov concerti with Neeme Järvi and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in May 2013! He will also be recording these concerti with Maestro Järvi and the Estonian National Symphony.
*Re invitation for the 2013 Concertgebouw Master Pianist Series in Amsterdam.
*Re invitation from the Svetlanov State Symphony Orchestra (GASO) on 22nd November 2011, Tchaikovsky piano concerto no. 1.

Dates for your diary:

solo recital in Gent, Belgium
Saturday, 30 April 2011, 8:15pm - 10:00pm

solo recital in Gent, Belgium


Chopin Nocturne op. 48 No. 1

Nocturne op. 48 no. 2

Scriabin Sonata no.5

Liszt Tarantella

- intermission -

Rachmaninov Moments musicaux, op. 16

Prokofiev Sonata No.7

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Canada
Saturday, 14 May 2011, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Rachmaninov 1st piano concerto with Maestro Bramwell Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Concerts on May 14th, 2011 at 8pm at Orpheum Theatre and on May 16th at 8pm at Centennial Theatre in Vancouver, Canada.

Japan tour

3rd June Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 in G-minor Op.16, Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor (NHK Symphony Orchestra, NHK Hall)

4th June Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 in G-minor Op.16, Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor (NHK Symphony Orchestra, NHK Hall)

5 June Recital, Osaka Symphony Hall

7th June Recital, Fukui Harmony Hall

9th June Recital, Moriyama Shimin Hall

11th June Recital, Tokyo Opera City

12th June Recital, Tokorozawa Muse

recital programme for Japan tour and concerts in Australia:

L.V. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor Op.27-2 “Moonlight”
F. Chopin: Fantasy – Impromptu in C-charp minor Op.66

F. Chopin: Two Nocturnes Op.48

F. Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B-minor Op.20


S.Rachmaninov : Moments musicaux Op.16

S. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major Op.83

Solo recitals in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

17th June: Recital in Melbourne Recital Hall, Australia

24th June: Recital in Sydney, Angel Place, Australia

My best wishes,

Zorica Gavrylyuk

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Update December 2010

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying the start of the festive season. Alexander has just returned from Moscow where he performed the Prokofiev Piano Concerto number 3 with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Spivakov conducting. In November Alexander made his highly praised debut at the Musikverein in Vienna with the Norrkopping Symphony Orchestra where he played Prokofiev Piano Concerto number 2.

Please note in your calendar:

8th December: Grieg Piano Concerto concert in Poole with the Bournemouth Orchestra with Kirill Karabits conducting
10th December: Grieg Piano concerto in Guildhall Portsmouth with the Bournemouth Orchestra with Kirill Karabits conducting.
15th December: solo recital in Taiwan in Taipei National Concert Hall as well as masterclasses
28th December: Prokofiev Piano concerto no. 5 in Moscow GASO (Svetlanov Symphony) Orchestra with Mark Gorenstein conducting at the Tchaikovsky Hall

Alexander has recently been invited to play with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in February 2011 with Andrey Boreyko conducting. Please check the calendar for more information.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2011!
Zorica Gavrylyuk