Alexander Gavrylyuk started taking piano lessons at the age of seven. In 1999, he won first prize at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition for Young Pianists and, as the youngest participant, first prize at the Hamamatsu Competition a year later.
The Ukrainian pianist has since triumphed in all the great concert halls and has made solo appearances with the world’s leading orchestras. Gavrylyuk was named a Steinway Artist in 2003, and won the gold medal at the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv two years later.
Gavrylyuk has made many guest appearances in the Master Pianists series at the Concertgebouw since 2009. He first appeared with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2010 in acclaimed performances in Amsterdam and Rotterdam of Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto under the direction of Mikhail Pletnev.
He performed with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2013 in Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, in 2014 in Rachmaninoff’s Second, and in June 2017 - in Prokofiev’s First Piano Concerto.