The Vancouver Chopin Society concludes its 20th Anniversary season with a recital by the sensational young pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk. A frequent concerto soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Bramwell Tovey, Gavrylyuk is no stranger to Vancouver audiences. This Ukrainian artist is an incandescent virtuoso in the spirit of Horowitz; his playing generates a level of visceral excitement rarely seen onstage. A winner of several major competitions, Gavrylyuk brandishes a jaw-dropping technique, but his playing is always informed by a sensitive and profound musicianship.
He won the Gold Medal at the 1999 Horowitz Competition, the Gold Medal at the Hamamatsu Competition in 2000 and, in 2005, the Gold Medal at the prestigious Arthur Rubinstein Competition.
Gavrylyuk’s solo recitals are highly acclaimed. He performs regularly at the Master Pianist Series at the Concertgebouw, as well as at the Vienna Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich and Victoria Hall Geneva.
BACH/BUSONI Toccata and Fugue in D minor
HAYDN Sonata in B minor No. 47 Hob XVI:32
CHOPIN Etudes Op. 10 Nos. 3,8,9,10,11,12
SCRIABIN Sonata No. 5
RACHMANINOV Preludes N.1, 5, 2 op.23
RACHMANINOV Sonata No. 2 (2nd edition)