Following his huge success in the Great Performers series in 2016, dazzling piano virtuoso Alexander Gavrylyuk returns in November for one performance only at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday 11th of November at 7:30pm.

Alexander Gavrylyuk is a virtuoso in the grand manner of a Horowitz, Richter or Rubinstein – a barnstorming, red-blooded Romantic. He started learning piano at seven, moved from the Ukraine to Sydney aged 13, and commenced his prize-winning career aged 15. The young master has effortlessly transitioned from prodigy to busy international soloist while still in his early 30s: highlights of Gavrylyuk’s extraordinary career have included concertos with the Concertgebouw, the New York, Israel, and Moscow Philharmonic and Cincinnati Symphony orchestras, headlining at the Hollywood Bowl, and recitals in Budapest, London, Vienna, Moscow and Tokyo. With these career peaks scaled already, imagine what he’ll do in the next 15 years? What’s not in question is that Gavrylyuk is going to be one of the most talked-about musicians of his generation.

“If this giant visits your city, drop everything you are doing and go and hear him. His towering spirit carries the future of Music as few are destined in any century.” – Roger Woodward, Limelight 2017


Bach Busoni Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Haydn Sonata in B minor No. 47 XVI:32
Chopin Etudes Op. 10 No 3, no. 8, no. 9, no.10, no. 11 and no.12

-INTERVAL- (20 minutes)

Scriabin Sonata no. 5
Rachmaninov: Preludes N.1, 5 op.23; N.12 op.32
Rachmaninov Sonata No. 2 (2nd edition)

Melbourne Recital Centre
Saturday 11th November 2017, 7:30pm

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