Ukrainian born pianist Alexei Grynyuk studied at the Kiev Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music and has been touring as a soloist and with orchestras since the age of thirteen. He was a first prize winner at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition. Based in London, he performs regularly in the major London halls as well as on the international circuit and gave a Wigmore Hall recital in April 2016. He has a regular musical partnership with much acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti. His recent Liszt recording received a five star review by Roger Nichols in BBC Music Magazine.
'His playing is of such poise and refinement that it takes on a rapt, mystical quality ... nonchalant, fine-spun brilliance'. (Bryce Morrison in Gramophone Magazine)
Alexei's programme includes works by two masters of piano composition in the Romantic period: three of Chopin's greatest piano compositions and two of Liszt's virtuoso compositions, one of the Petrarch Sonnets, originally conceived as a setting for voice, and the most popular of the Mephisto Waltzes. His recital concludes with the colourful set of pieces inspired by the Pictures at a Exhibition.
Liszt: Petrarch Sonnet No 123; Mephisto Waltz No 1