CONCERT 1 – Alexander Gavrylyuk

Saturday, October 30, 2010 8:00 PM

Magee Theatre

Alexander Gavrylyuk’s Web Site

“There probably hasn’t been a pianist like this on the scene since Vladimir Horowitz” Lloyd Dykk,Georgia Straight 2009 ” A world class pianist performing at his absolute best” – New York Times, 2005 The sensational young Ukrainian pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk will open the series enthralling the audience with his ‘thrilling pianism.and astounding keyboard technique’ which are univerally admired by audiences and critics alike. It will be his first recital in Vancouver and we are sure it will be an unforgettable performance by one of the world’s top pianists.

He won first prize at the third Horowitz International Piano Competition (in 1999), Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan  (2000), and Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition (2005), which also awarded him honors for Best Performance of a
Classical Concerto. In 2005 VAI International recorded his live performance at the Miami Piano Discoveries Festival, U.S.A., for an international DVD release; two years later he recorded another DVD with VAI.

Alexander Gavrylyuk’s upcoming engagements include concerts with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Holywood Bowl, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana at the Lugano Festival, Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the Hague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris. 2010 will take Alexander to Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, USA, Poland,
Russia and Taiwan.


Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op 13 Pathetique
Chopin Polonaise in A Major, Op.40 No.1
Impromptu No.1, Op.29
Nocturne in D flat Major No.2 Op.27
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1


Stravinsky Petroushka suite
Rachmaninov Preludes No.1, 5, 2 Op.23