“Sublime playing. Breathtaking performance…it seemed a young Horowitz was reborn.” – Pianowereld Magazine, Amsterdam

Equally at home in Classical, Romantic and Twentieth-Century repertoire, British-Ukrainian pianist Alexei Grynyuk has been described by Le Figaro (Paris) as “master of transparent and sovereign touch…astonishing personality and absolute transcendental virtuosity”. He has already appeared at many of the world’s most renowned concert halls, including Wigmore Hall and the South Bank Centre in London, Salle Cortot & Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and other prominent venues of Europe, United States, Mexico, Japan, South Korea and Morocco.

Acclaimed by London’s Musical Opinion magazine for his “breathtaking technical accomplishment, and musicianship of the highest order” Grynyuk has been invited to perform at such prestigious festivals as Cervantino (Mexico), Duszniki Chopin Festival (Poland), Kremlin Music (Moscow), Musica Sacra (Maastricht), Newport Music Festival (Rhode Island) and Mannes College International Keyboard Festival (New York). His performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Hessicher Rundfunk (Frankfurt), Bayerischer Rundfunk, Radio France, Ukrainian, Russian and Chinese television.

Later this season, upcoming highlights will include recitals at St Martin-in-the-Fields, a tour of Lithuania, a come-back to the Newport Music Festival, chamber music performances at the West Cork Festival in Ireland, as well as concerto performances with Krakow Philharmonic in Poland and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Alexei is also due to make a return appearance with the Brighton Philharmonic, following last seasons success, described by The Worthing Herald as “A spell-binding performance of Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”. His opening allegro was so full of grace and power that I could sense the audience wanted to break with convention and burst into applause. Grynyuk produced fireworks of his own from his fingertips in the faster passages, but also displayed his sensitive control of the slower moments.”

Alexei started performing at the age of six and studied at the Kiev Conservatoire under Valery Kozlov before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied with Hamish Milne.

Since being awarded the first prize at the Sergei Diaghilev All-Soviet-Union competition at the age of thirteen, Alexei has achieved numerous successes at international piano competitions, most notably first prizes at the Vladimir Horowitz Competition in Kiev and the Shanghai Competition in China.

“Overwhelming with divine purity…he has captured the audience with a deep musicality…crystal clear and beautiful tone…a dignified, beautifully structured performance.” (Chopin Magazine, Tokyo).


Title: Franz Liszt
About: Piano recital by Alexei Grynyuk
Released: 2013
Label: Orchid Classics