sasha grynyuk


7.30pm Saturday, 13 September 2008



Programme to include works by Beethoven and Chopin


Winner of the 18th Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition



Sasha Grynyuk was born in Kiev in 1983 and received his early musical training in the National Music Academy of Ukraine.  Following his concerto debut at the age of eleven he performed in many Eastern European countries and was a prizewinner in several piano competitions in the Ukraine, including the Horowitz and Gilels International Piano Competitions and received the “Future of Ukraine” Presidential Award as Musician of the Year.



In 2002 he was awarded a full scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studies with Ronan O’Hora. He has also taken part in masterclasses with Richard Goode, Emanuel Ax, Stephen Kovacevich, Stephen Hough, Boris Berman and many others.


Sasha made his London recital debut at the Purcell Room in 2004 as a result of winning the Jaques Samuel Piano Competition, and has subsequently played recitals, concertos and chamber music throughout Europe, Japan and the USA, including appearances in the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican, Symphony Hall in Birmingham, and the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, New York.

Sasha is currently a postgraduate student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is supported by scholarships from the Hattori Foundation, Myra Hess and Philharmonia/Martin Musical Fund.

His future engagements include many concerts and recitals in the UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Lebanon, Poland including Royal Festival Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Birmingham Town Hall.