Master-class by Olexiy Gryniuk (piano)


December 26, from з 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

House of Scientists (Kyiv, 45 A Volodymyrska Street), 2nd floor.

The master class is held within the framework of the VERE MUSIC ACADEMY 2020 program.

Active participation is free of charge. Selection by videos. The video must be recorded after September 1, 2019. The link to YouTube and the application form in MS Excel file can be emailed until 13 December to The application can be downloaded from the foundation’s website – Please attach your CV to the application in MS Word format. The number of musicians who will take an active part in the master class will be determined by the teacher.

Passive participation is free of charge. Free entrance. Link for the registration  –

On December 26, 6:30 p.m., after the master class, violinist Olexiy Gryniuk will meet with students and teachers of Ukrainian music schools, colleges, and academies. Free entrance.

The questions you would like to ask Olexiy Gryniuk can be sent in advance either through the application for participation in the master class – for active participants, or through the registration form – for passive participants. You can also ask your questions by sending an email to (be sure to indicate who the question is addressed to in the subject line of the email). And, of course, you can ask your questions to the musicians directly at the meeting – either in person or via e-mail.

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Oleksiy Hryniuk was born in 1977 in Kyiv. He studied at the Mykola Lysenko Kyiv Specialized Music School in the class of Professor Natalia Hrydneva and at the Peter TchaikovskyNational Music Academy of Ukraine in the class of Professor Valery Kozlov. In 1996, the musician received a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Professor Hemish Milne. He was later awarded the Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM).

During his student years, Oleksiy has been also improving his skills attending master classes of such outstanding musicians as Charles Rosen, Dominic Merle, Fu Tsong, Vladimir Krainev and Stephen Goff.

Since the age of thirteen, Oleksiy has won many international competitions. Among them are the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Volodymyr Horowitz (Ukraine), the Shanghai International Music Festival and Piano Competition (China), and the Young Concert Artists Competition (USA). He later served on the jury of prestigious competitions, such as the Benjamin Britten International Violin Competition in London and the Vendome Prize International Piano Competition in Switzerland. 

Oleksiy Hryniuk’s concerts take place in Europe, South and North America, India, Korea, Japan, and Australia. The pianist has performed in many prestigious halls such as Wigmore Hall and South Bank Center in London, Salle Cortot and Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory; he recorded for Ukrainian radio and television, BBC3 in London, Hessicher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, KRO4 Hilversum, WGBH radio (USA), Russian, Chinese, Moroccan television; has participated in many international festivals, including the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, the Newport Music Festival in the United States, the Music and More Festival in Malta, the Chopin Festival in Poland, and the Cervantino Festival in Mexico.

His career was generously supported by the Alexis Gregory Foundation, which gave him the opportunity to perform in concert series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as Sophia Bhabha Hall in Mumbai and Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte in France.

As a passionate chamber musician, Oleksiy Hryniuk is a member of a piano trio with his regular partners, violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich. Described in The Telegraph as a “trio of true stars”, they have toured the world together over the past decade, performing at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Birmingham Symphony Hall, LSO St. Luke’s, Frankfurt Alte Oper, 92Y New York, Gardner Museum in Boston, as well as at the BBC Proms, Ravinia, Cheltenham and Edinburgh International festivals.

The pianist’s performances regularly receive positive reviews in the media. “… Transparent and sovereign touch … an amazing personality and absolutely transcendent virtuosity” (Le Figaro, Paris). “… Sublime game. A fascinating performance … It seemed that young Horowitz was reborn ”(Pianowerld magazine, the Netherlands). “This young Ukrainian created a new Grigory Sokolov – the same intensity of burning, the same instinctive authority” (Michael Church, International Piano Magazine). “… Impressive with divine purity …, majestic …, he captivated the audience with his deep musicality …, crystal clear and beautiful tone …, worthy, beautifully structured performance” (Chopin magazine, Tokyo).

Liszt’s music CD was praised by BBC Music Magazine, which noted “the highest technical virtuosity, not least in the many nuances of Hrynyuk’s dynamics between p and ppp, and we find the artist among the best here.” And Gramophone magazine noted “a game of such balance and sophistication that acquires an exciting mystical quality.”

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VERE MUSIC ACADEMY is a permanent master class program from VERE MUSIC FUND. It helps open Ukrainian performers’ access to best educational practices that used to cost them a lot of time, effort and money. But now it is possible to get to master classes of world-famous teachers and musicians without leaving Ukraine. it is also absolutely free.

In addition, the VERE MUSIC ACADEMY program includes one-day master classes from well-known Ukrainian artists who have already received worldwide recognition. When they come to perform in Ukraine, they set aside one day in their schedule to work with Ukrainian students.

The project is implemented in cooperation with the UKR Artists agency.

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