Outstanding Pathétique

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OUTSTANDING Ukrainian virtuoso Alexander Gavrylyuk joins the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) for its forthcoming performances in the Caird Hall, Dundee of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No3.

He replaces Gabriela Montero, who has withdrawn from her European engagements.

The RSNO welcomes Alexander Gavrylyuk who makes his début Scottish appearances and his first with the orchestra.

Alexander is one of the few artists to have won first prizes at both the Horowitz International Piano Competition and the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition.

Last year he made his first UK performances, appearing with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits.

In 2009 Alexander recorded the complete Prokofiev concertos with Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Led by Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko, the programme remains unchanged, also featuring Lyadov’s The Enchanted Lake and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No6 Pathétique.

Tchaikovsky’s symphonies aren’t just about the melodies@ they’re no-holds barred emotional autobiographies, bursting at the seams with all the composer’s hopes, frears and desperate passions.And the Pathétique is the most overwhelming of them all.

Alexander Gavrylyuk will be performing with the RSNO at the Caird Hall, Dundee on Thursday, February, 3.

Ticket details from the box office on 01382 434940.

For more information log onto www.rsno.org.uk