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

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Invitations

Alexander has been invited to play the Prokofiev 2nd piano concerto with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alan Buribayev. There will be two performances, one in Norrköping Sweden on 17th November 2010 and one in Vienna at the Musikverein on 19th November 2010.

Alexander has also been re invited to perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the 2011 season.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


In July Alexander recorded both Chopin concerti and a solo recital at the Royal Wawel Castle in Krakow in celebration of Chopin's anniversary. He also made his debut at the Colmar International festival in France playing Tchaikovsky piano concerto no. 1 with Maestro Spivakov.

Following this Alexander made his debut with the New York Philharmonic over three concerts at the Lincoln Centre in Avery Fisher Hall. He performed Liszt piano concerto no.1 with Maestro Tovey. Alexander continued his journey also performing at Chautauqua Institution and holding masterclasses. He will be featured in an hour long documentary on Chautauqua which will go live on national television across the USA early next year.

After closing New York Philharmonics residency at the Bravo Vail Valley Festival in Colorado with Liszt Piano Concerto no. 1, Alexander went on to open the festival "Chopin and his Europe" in Warsaw. He performed Chopin piano concerto no. 1 with the Wroclaw Philharmonic. This festival presented a wonderful selection of artists including Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Nikolai Lugansky, Denis Matsuev, Arcadi Volodos, Dang Thai Son, Dina Yoffe, Joshua Bell, Stanislaw Bunin.

In Australia Alexander has been nominated for the Helpmann award for his performance of the Prokofiev piano concerto no. 3 with the Sydney Symphony and Vladimir Ashkenazy!

Friday, June 11, 2010

June 2010

The new Prokofiev recordings with the Sydney Symphony and Vladimir Ashkenazy have been released!

Alexander has been reinvited to play with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra!

New solo tour around Russia this October!

New European tour with Svetlanov Orchestra and Gorenstein booked for September 2011!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Interviews and reviews from Australia April 2010

The Sydney Morning Herald says -
PRIZES are not an absolute indicator of excellence but they help a career along and Alexander Gavrylyuk has amassed his fair share. He won the Horowitz, Rubinstein and Hamamatsu competitions - all by the age of 20. He stands with the masterful Michael Kieran Harvey as one of the country's few pianists to have achieved true international success, so that his solo recital here was significant.
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The Northside says -
If you lived in Roseville, Wahroonga or St Leonards three years ago and often heard the music of Rachmaninoff on the breeze, you probably wouldn’t have realised you were living next to Alexander Gavrylyuk, the man once described as “the best 16-year-old pianist of the late 20th century’’.
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The North Shore Times says -
INTERNATIONAL pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk has returned to the North Shore to prepare for one unforgettable performance. The former Roseville, Wahroonga and St Leonards resident is staying with friends at Chatswood while he rehearses for the show, Alexander Gavrylyuk in Recital, at the City Recital Hall on April 24 at 7.30pm.
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The ABC says -
Alexander Gavrylyuk was just nine years old when he first performed a piano concerto to a live audience. He's now in his mid twenties and his career shows no sign of slowing down.
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And for more recent articles in Russian,
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Update on the latest news April 2010....

Alexander has been invited to play with Maestro Ashkenazy in Japan with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in 2011. The two will share the stage once again playing Prokofiev's 2nd piano concerto. He has also been invited to play with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in April 2011. In addition he has also recently been invited by Vladimir Spivakov to perform with him and the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra in Kiev, Moscow, Paris, Reykjavik and at the Colmar Festival in France. Other new invitations include recitals in Vancouver and Moscow.

Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The First Newsletter / January 2010

Welcome to Alexander Gavrylyuk’s first newsletter! I hope this finds you well and enjoying the start of 2010.

This year marks the beginning of many new opportunities for Alexander including his debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana at the Lugano Festival, the Lucerne Orchestra, Bournemouth Philharmonic and the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra.

Alexander will also make his solo recital debut at the Royal Wawel Castle in Poland. He will be recording both Chopin concerti there for Chopin’s anniversary, the Melbourne Recital Centre and the Colmar International Music Festival in France, Cdernobbio Festival in Italy.

A website has officially been launched and you can access it on Here you can keep up to date with all the latest news, and see upcoming concert dates, purchase your favourite CDs and DVDs, connect to your preferred social media including Facebook and Twitter and read the latest reviews.

In November 2009, Alexander recorded the complete Prokofiev concerti with Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony. The recordings are due to be released this summer.
Alexander is working together with ‘Opportunity Cambodia’ to raise money for children in Cambodia. A charity concert will take place in June 2010 in Sydney to raise funds for the cause. Keep checking the website for more details.

Please don't hesitate to forward any ideas or comments through to us we are always interested in hearing what you have to say.


Zorica Gavrylyuk