THE 2018 SEASON IN SAN FRANCISCO

JAMES EHNES, violin

Sun, Feb. 11, 2018 at 3 pm

MICHAEL SCHADE, tenor

Sat, Feb. 24, 2018 at 8 pm

SEONG-JIN CHO, piano

Sun, March 4, 2018 at 3 pm

ANGELA HEWITT, piano

Sun, March 11, 2018 at 3 pm

ISRAELI CHAMBER PROJECT

Sat, March 17, 2018 at 8 pm

ARTEMIS QUARTET

Sun, April 15, 2018 at 3 pm

MIDORI, violin

Sun, April 22, 2018 at 3 pm

YEOL EUM SON, piano

Sat, May 5, 2018 at 8 pm

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

Sun, May 13, 2018 at 3 pm

ALEXANDER GAVRYLYUK, piano

Sun, May 20, 2018 at 3 pm

All performances will be at Herbst Theatre

Single tickets will be available on Jan. 1, 2018

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Midori Tenor Michael Schade Angela Hewitt's Goldberg Variations James Ehnes “today's Heifetz”
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JAMES EHNES, violin

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018 at 3 PM

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1POULENC Violin Sonata, FP 119
STRAUSS Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18
Other Works Announced from the Stage


“One could only wonder if there's a finer violinist alive than James Ehnes. Here were luminous tone and impeccable technique.”

—Dallas Morning News

Hailed as “the Jascha Heifetz of our day” (Globe and Mail), violinist James Ehnes is widely considered one of the most dynamic and exciting performers in classical music.

He is in great demand worldwide, performing regularly in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway.

He has performed with such UK orchestras as the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the London, Bournemouth, and Birmingham symphonies.  European orchestras include the Wiener Symphoniker, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, and the Finnish Radio Orchestra. In Asia he has performed with the NHK Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Malaysian Philharmonic.

In recital, Mr. Ehnes has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, in the Netherlands, in Colombia, and throughout the United States.  His recital partners include such artists as Leif Ove Andsnes, Louis Lortie and Yo-Yo Ma.

His recordings have been showered with international awards, including a GRAMMY, a GRAMOPHONE, and six JUNO Awards. About his 2009 recording of Paganini’s 24 Caprices, The Times wrote “Ehnes’s artistry suggests that in Paganini's age he would have enjoyed similar stature to the great man.”  His most recent CD of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto has earned raves worldwide: “dazzling” (Classic FM), “a pure delight” (BBC Music Magazine), and “It just doesn’t get any better than this” (MusicWeb International).

Ehnes plays the "Ex Marsick" Stradivarius of 1715 and gratefully acknowledges its extended loan from the Fulton Collection.

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MICHAEL SCHADE, tenor
and LIVIA SOHN, violin

SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 2018 at 8 PM

Program will include arrangements Fritz Kreisler created to perform with legendary tenor John McCormack.

 

 

Tenor Michael Schade frequently performs at the Metropolitan Opera, the Munich Opera. the Canadian Opera Company, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Liceu Barcelona, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Opéra Bastille in Paris. He has sung at the Hamburg State Opera, at the Theater an der Wien under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and Berg’s LULU with Fabio Luisi at the Metropolitan Opera.

A longtime favorite at the Salzburg Festival, Schade has appeared in new stagings of many of Mozart’s operas, as well as Haydn’s CREATION and SEASONS under the baton of Harnoncourt and Schubert’s DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN with Rudolf Buchbinder.

He has earned a stellar reputation as a concert and recital soloist, being frequently invited to perform with the leading orchestras under such conductors as Boulez, Bychkov, Chailly, von Dohnányi, Gergiev, Jansons, Levine, Luisi, Mehta, Muti, and Rattle.

Recently Schade sang Mozart's REQUIEM with Zubin Mehta and the Munich Philharmonic, a concert version of Beethoven's LEONORE at the Theater an der Wien, MEISTERSINGER at Glyndebourne, Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra under the baton of Myung Whun-Chung and Mahler's 8th Symphony under Paavo Järvi.

As a recitalist he has charmed audiences at every major venue, including the Musikverein, Konzerthaus and State Opera in Vienna, the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Verbier Festival and La Scala in Milan.

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Violinist Livia Sohn has performed in North America with the symphony orchestras of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Seattle, Milwaukee, Edmonton, Rochester, Austin, Phoenix, , Boston Pops, Brooklyn Philharmonic,  San Antonio, Oregon, Hartford, Boca Raton, Louisville and Aspen Festival Orchestra, among others.

Internationally, she has performed with the Budapest Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, Cologne Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic, Hungarian Radio Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Czech National Symphony, The City of London Sinfonia, Asia Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, and China’s Wuhan Philharmonic, among others.

Livia has performed at festivals such as the Kuhmo Festival in Finland, Cartagena Festival in Colombia, Spoleto Festival USA, Aspen, Caramoor, Newport, Bay Chamber Concerts, Maverick Concerts, Brevard Festival, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Prince Albert Festival in Hawaii and Festival de San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. She has performed at Carnegie hall with her piano trio “Latitude 41.”

She has appeared in recital at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Ravinia, the National Gallery in D.C, Stanford University, the Gardner Museum and Jordan Hall in Boston, the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, University of Connecticut and the Broad Stage in Los Angeles.

Livia Sohn has been on faculty at the Music Department of Stanford University since 2005 and makes her home in the Bay Area.

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SEONG-JIN CHO, piano

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 at 3 PM

BEETHOVEN Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 ("Pathetique")
BEETHOVEN Sonata in E Major, Op. 109
DEBUSSY Images (selections)
CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B minor

 

“An eloquent and genuinely accomplished artist”

—  San Francisco Chronicle

South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho captured the world’s attention in 2015 by earning, by his flawless, insightful performances, the Gold Medal at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, at age 21.  He had previously won the Gold Medal at the Hammamatsu Competition, as well as Bronze Medals at the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition and the 2014 Arthur Rubinstein Competition.

Upon winning the Chopin Competition, this young artist was thrust into the top ranks of the musical world, securing concerto dates with conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel and Mikhail Pletnev, with such orchestras as the Czech Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the NHK Symphony and the Munich Philharmonic, as well as invitations to appear at the world’s foremost concert halls.

In the 2016-17 season, Cho is set to make high-profile recital debuts, notably at Carnegie Hall and as part of the’s very prestigious Master Pianists series at Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Recital tours will take in Japan, Taiwan, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, the UK and the United States, while concerto performances will include a US tour with the Warsaw Philharmonic and appearances in the UK with the Liverpool Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko, at the Philharmonie de Paris with the Orchestre de Paris and Tomáš Netopil, and in Italy with both the Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Valery Gergiev and the St Petersburg Philharmonic and Yuri Temirkanov.

When Deutsche Grammophon released Cho’s live performances at the Chopin Competition, the album shot to the No.1 spot in the Korean pop chart on the strength of pre-release orders alone, and secured triple platinum sales within a week of its release. It has since registered a total of nine-fold platinum sales in Korea, achieved gold status in Poland, attracted a worldwide following, and earned critical raves.

Victories and acclaim aside, Seong-Jin Cho is more than a “competition winner.” He is an insightful, poetic artist with a deep musicianship far beyond his years.

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ANGELA HEWITT

SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 at 3 PM

BACH The Goldberg Variations


“One of the reliably mesmerising musicians of the day, Angela Hewitt has the ability to convey a spiritual seriousness that nonetheless does not exclude an utter charm.”

—  The Sunday Times

One of the world’s leading pianists, Angela Hewitt’s interpretations of Bach have established her as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time, and recently she was inducted into Gramophone Magazine’s “Hall of Fame” thanks to her popularity with music lovers around the world.

Angela’s award-winning cycle for Hyperion Records of all the major keyboard works of Bach has been described as “one of the record glories of our age” (The Sunday Times). Her much-awaited recording of Bach’s “Art of Fugue” appeared in 2014, and immediately mounted the charts in the UK and USA. Her discography also includes albums of Couperin, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Fauré, Debussy, Chabrier, Ravel, and Granados. Recent releases include her first disc of Scarlatti Sonatas, her sixth volume of Beethoven Sonatas, and her second recording of the Goldberg Variations.

At the invitation of London’s Wigmore Hall, Angela will perform the complete keyboard works of Bach in a series of twelve recitals over four years, beginning in September 2016. This “Bach Odyssey” will also be presented in New York (92nd Street Y), Tokyo and Ottawa. Recitals in the 2016-17 season will take her to such diverse places as Talinn, Copenhagen, Vienna (her solo debut), Madrid, Bilbao, Aldeburgh, Rotterdam, Bath, Florence, Singapore, and all over Australia (Musica Viva tour in May 2017). Concerto appearances will include the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa (with Alexander Shelley), the Baltimore Symphony (with Hannu Lintu), the Montreal Symphony (with Kent Nagano), a tour of the UK with the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, and with the Lucerne Festival Strings in Munich (conducting from the keyboard). She also continues to perform with authors and actors, most recently with Ian McEwan (in Vienna and New York), Julian Barnes (in Vienna’s Konzerthaus in April 2017) and Roger Allam (at Shakespeare’s Globe in London).

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ISRAELI CHAMBER PROJECT

SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018 at 8 PM

SCHUMANN Three Romances, Op. 94
STRAVINSKY Petrushka Suite
RAVEL Introduction & Allegro for Flute, Clarinet, Harp and Strings
BRAHMS Intermezzo op. 117, #2
SCHUMANN Intermezzo from Faschingsschwank aus Wien
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet

 

“A band of world-class soloists, in which egos dissolve and players think, breathe and play as one.”

—Time Out New York

Founded in 2008, the Israeli Chamber Project brings together some of today’s most distinguished musicians for chamber music concerts and educational and outreach programs both in Israel and abroad. An remarkable, distinctive group comprising strings, winds, harp, and piano, the ICP was named the winner of the 2011 Israeli Ministry of Culture Outstanding Ensemble Award.

The ensemble is based both in Israel and in New York; among its members are prize-winners at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Russia, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Gaspar Cassado Cello Competition.

The ICP’s performances have garnered rave reviews and established the ensemble as a major artistic force on both sides of the Atlantic. The groups has appeared on some of the premier chamber music series in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and New York, as well as in remote towns where access to live chamber music is extremely rare. Guest artists on recent ICP tours have included the Guarneri String Quartet’s Michael Tree and Peter Wiley, Joshua Smith (the Cleveland Orchestra’s principal flutist) as well as European soloists Antje Weithaas and Liza Ferschtman.

In New York, the ICP has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Morgan Library, Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Bargemusic and at Symphony Space in New York City; other series include the Morrison Artists Series in San Francisco, Carmel Music Society, The Clark Memorial Library at UCLA, and Ottawa’s Chamberfest, among others.  Highlights of the 2016-17 season include the ensemble's first appearances in Vancouver and Calgary and a new residency at New York's Baruch College. ​

The ensemble has been featured on NPR’s Performance Today and on WQXR radio’s Young Artist Showcase. Its debut CD “Opus 1” was released in 2012 to great critical acclaim: the American Record Guide raved “These players have to be heard to be believed.”

The ICP’s program for us will include Ravel’s ravishing (but rarely heard) Introduction and Allegro for Flute, Clarinet, Harp and String Quartet.

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ARTEMIS QUARTET

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 at 3 PM

MOZART Quartet in F Major, K. 590
BEETHOVEN Quartet in D Major, Op. 18 No. 3
SCHUMANN Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1

"The Artemis Quartet plays with vigor, brilliance, and sensitivity. More than that, its performances have clarity of conception and unfussy directness”

—The New York Times

The Berlin-based Artemis Quartet was founded in 1989 at the University of Music Lübeck, went on to win first prizes at the ARD and the Premio Borciani competitions, and today is counted among the foremost quartets of the world.

The Quartet gives concerts at all the great musical centres and international festivals in Europe, the United States, Asia, South America and Australia. Since 2004 the ensemble curates its own seasons at the Berlin Philharmonie, since 2011 at the Wiener Konzerthaus (together with the Belcea Quartet) and as of 2016/2017 at Prince Regent Theatre Munich.

The Artemis Quartet has toured and made recordings with such colleagues as Sabine Meyer, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Jörg Widmann, Leif Ove Andsnes, Truls Mørk as well as Thomas Kakuska and Valentin Erben from Alban Berg Quartet.

Since 2005 the Artemis Quartet has recorded exclusively for Virgin (now Erato) and has created a large discography. Their recordings have been repeatedly awarded the The German Record Critic’s Award, the Gramophone Award, the Diapason d’Or as well as the ECHO Klassik. Their complete recording of Beethoven’s quartets was honoured with the important French Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros in 2011.

Most recently, a Mendelssohn disc was released in 2014, and – dedicated to Friedemann Weigle – a recording of Brahms quartets, released in fall 2015, won The German Record Critic’s Award.

Contemporary music is important to the ensemble and composers such as Mauricio Sotelo, Jörg Widmann, Daniel Schnyder and Thomas Larcher have written works for the Artemis Quartet. The group launched their own contest for musical composition in 2015; the first awardee was Eduard Demetz, and his String Quartet No. 2 received its premiere in 2016.

In addition to their concert careers, the four musicians teach as professors at University of the Arts Berlin and Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels.

After the tragic death of the group’s violist Friedemann Weigle in July 2015, the Artemis Quartet restructured itself in the beginning of 2016 with Anthea Kreston as second violin, and  Gregor Sigl moving from second violin to viola.

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MIDORI GOTO, violin

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 at 8 PM

Program to be Announced

Midori is one of the most admired violinists of her generation. In addition to performing at the highest levels internationally, giving master classes and participating in prominent artistic residencies, she has made a sustained commitment to the violin repertoire of the future, commissioning new concerto and recital works over a period of many years.

Beyond her performing and recording career, Midori is recognized as a dedicated and gifted educator and an innovative community engagement activist throughout the US, Europe, Asia and the developing world. Among many honors she has received in recent years, she was named a Messenger of Peace by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and received the prestigious Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Midori recently added new recordings to her extensive discography: Bach’s complete Solo Sonatas and Partitas; a recital of sonatas by Bloch, Janáček and Shostakovich with pianist Özgür Aydin; and Paul Hindemith’s violin concerto (with the NDR Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach) in a Grammy-winning recording. In 2016, Sony Classical released The Art of Midori, a 10-CD set containing some of her most important recordings for the label. DoReMi, the violin concerto written for her by Peter Eötvös, was also released in 2016.

In 1992 Midori founded Midori & Friends, a non-profit organization in New York City that brings music education programs to underserved schoolchildren. Two other organizations, Music Sharing (based in Japan) and Partners in Performance (based in the U.S.) also bring music closer to the lives of people who may not otherwise be involved with the arts. Midori’s commitment to community collaboration and outreach is further realized in her Orchestra Residencies Program, which involves week-long residencies with American youth orchestras.

Midori was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1971 and began studying the violin with her mother, Setsu Goto, at an early age. In 1982, Zubin Mehta invited the11-year-old Midori to make her debut at the New York Philharmonic’s traditional New Year’s Eve concert, on which occasion she received a standing ovation and the impetus to begin a major career.

Midori serves as Distinguished Professor of Violin and holds the Jascha Heifetz Chair at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. She is also a Guest Professor at Japan’s Soai University and at Shanghai Conservatory and an Honorary Professor at the Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music.

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San Francisco Debut

YEOL EUM SON, piano

SATURDAY, May 5, 2018 at 8 PM

MOZART Nine Variations in C major
PART Variations for the Healing of Arinushka 
RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales 
SCHUBERT/LISZT Valse-caprice no. 6 from "Soiree de Vienne"
RACHMANINOV Preludes, op. 32 (excerpts)
GULDA Play Piano Play (excerpts)

Winner of Silver Medals at both the Tchaikovsky Competition and the Van Cliburn Competition, Yeol Eum Son's graceful interpretations, crystalline touch and passionate performances have enthralled audiences worldwide.

She collaborates with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Yuri Bashmet, Myung-Whun Chung, James Conlon, Lorin Maazel and Ludovic Morlot, with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, NHK Symphony and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

Recent and upcoming solo recitals include debuts at the Fribourg International Piano Series and the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, as well as the Mariinsky Concert Hall, Bad-Kissingen Summer Music Festival, Besancon Festival, Rotterdam Gergiev Festival and Helsingborg Piano Festival.

Upcoming concertos include appearances with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Bergen Philharmonic and Dresden Philharmonic; her Paris debut with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; a European tour with KBS Symphony Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the closing concert of the Mariinsky Far East Festival in Vladivostok under Valery Gergiev.

In 2016, Yeol Eum released a CD featuring the music of 20th century composers. Her discography also includes the complete Chopin Etudes (2004) and Chopin Nocturnes for Piano and Strings (2008), both on the Universal Music label, her Cliburn Competition live recording (2009) on Harmonia Mundi and a multi-channel SACD of New World Music (2012) on an independent Korean label.

She holds a degree from the Korean National University of Arts, under the guidance of Dae Jin Kim. Previously she had studied with the prominent Chinese pianist Cheng-Zong Yin, and she currently studies with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover, Germany. Yeol Eum Son is an Honorary Ambassador of the Seoul Arts Center and her home city of Wonju.

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BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 at 3 PM

Program will include at least one Brandenburg Concerto.

Few musical works are as beloved as the six "Brandenburg" Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach. These six works display a lighter side of Bach's imperishable genius. Yet they came into being as an unexpected gift. That's what happened in 1721 when Bach presented the Margrave of Brandenburg with a bound manuscript containing six lively concertos for chamber orchestra, works based on an Italian Concerto Grosso style. The Margrave never thanked Bach for his work--or paid him. There's no way he could have known that this gift--later named the Brandenburg Concertos--would become a benchmark of Baroque music and still have the power to move people almost three centuries later.

The Concertos are a highlight of one of the happiest and most productive periods in Bach's life. At the time he wrote them, Bach was the Kapellmeister--the music director--in the small town of Coethen, where he was composing music for the court. Since the Margrave of Brandenburg seems to have ignored Bach's gift of concertos, it's likely that Bach himself presided over the first performances at home in Coethen. They didn't have a name then; that didn't come until 150 years later, when Bach's biographer Philipp Spitta called them "Brandenburg" Concertos for the very first time, and the name stuck.

Each of the six concertos requires a different combination of instruments as well as some highly skilled soloists. The Margrave had his own small court orchestra in Berlin, but it was a group of mostly mediocre players. All the evidence suggests that these virtuosic Brandenburg concertos perfectly matched the talents of the musicians on hand in Coethen. So how did a provincial town get so many excellent musicians? Just before Johann Sebastian arrived in Coethen in 1717, a new king inherited the throne in Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm I became known as the "Soldier King" because he was interested in the military strength of his kingdom, not in refined artistic pursuits. One of his first royal acts was to disband the prestigious Berlin court orchestra. That threw many musicians out of work, and as luck would have it, seven of the best ones were snatched up to work in Coethen by its music-loving Prince Leopold. That's why Bach found such a rich music scene when he started to work there. It gave him the luxury of writing for virtuosos and they let him push the boundaries of his creativity. Concerto No. 2, for example, has the trumpeter play high flourishes. No. 4 allows the solo violin to soar.

Even though he himself didn't call them the "Brandenburgs," Bach still thought of them as a set. What he did was compile them from short instrumental sinfonias and concerto movements he had already written. Then he re-worked the old music, often re-writing and elaborating where he saw fit.

 

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ALEXANDER GAVRYLYUK, piano

San Francisco Debut

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 at 3 PM

BACH/BUSONI Toccata and Fugue in D minor
HAYDN Sonata No. 47 in B minor, Hob. XV!:32

CHOPIN Etudes, Op. 10 (selections)
SCRIABIN Sonata No. 5
RACHMANINOV Preludes, Op. 23 (selections)
RACHMANINOV Sonata No. 2

 

 


"Alexander Gavrylyuk is one of the greatest discoveries of the past decade. Every time, he enchants the public with his incredible virtuosity and thought-provoking playing.”

—De Telegraaf

This Ukrainian artist is an incandescent virtuoso in the spirit of Horowitz; his playing generates a level of visceral excitement rarely experienced by audiences..  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 brandishes a jaw-dropping technique, but his playing is always informed by a sensitive and profound musicianship.

He has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestras of New York, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Moscow, Israel and Rotterdam as well as the Royal Scottish National, NHK Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Hallé, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, the Netherlands Philharmonic, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Brussels Philharmonic, the Vancouver Symphony, Russian National Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic and Sao Paolo Symphony, among others.

He collaborates with such conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt, Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Karabits, Louis Langrée, Vladimir Spivakov and Osmo Vänska. He has performed the complete Rachmaninov concerto cycle with both the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (with Neeme Järvi) and the Vancouver Symphony (with Bramwell Tovey).  

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.

He regularly tours Japan (selling out Suntory Hall and Tokyo Opera City), Russia (giving recitals at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and at the Kremlin) and annually returns to Australia, where he spent his formative years, for concertos and recitals.

Highlights of the 2016/17 season include concerto performances with Valeriy Gergiev and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and a tour of Asia with the Cincinnati Symphony. His tour of Australia includes concerto appearances with several orchestras.. He will make his debut at the International Piano Series in London as well as giving solo recitals throughout Europe and North America and appearing in duo recital with Janine Jansens throughout Europe.

Alexander Gavrylyuk is a Steinway Artist.

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