BACH/BUSONI Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565HAYDN Sonata in B minor Hob. XVI:32CHOPIN Etudes Op 10, Nos 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12SCRIABIN Sonata No 5, Op 53RACHMANINOV Preludes, Op 23, Nos 1, 5, 2RACHMANINOV Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 36By popular demand, the sensational Ukrainian pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk returns to the Medici Concerts after an explosive performance in the 2016 season, thrilling the audience with his 'blow-your-socks-off virtuosity'. Prodigiously gifted, he has won the Gold Medal at some of the world's top international piano competitions including the prestigious Horowitz and Rubinstein competitions.Gavrylyuk is in constant demand with the world's top orchestras and conductors. Critics raved about his spectacular performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 2 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic: 'Gavrylyuk was on fire … scales burning with visceral power … brought back memories of Horowitz'. His phenomenal performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev was the highlight of Gergiev's 2015 Rachmaninov Festival.Alexander Gavrylyuk appears courtesy of Symphony Services Australia.