Rossen Milanov, conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
Vladigerov — Improvisation and Toccata
Prokofiev — Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven — Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Prelude at 7pm
This presentation is part of Artis—Naples’ 2017-18 season theme, Evolution|Revolution.
Tickets start at $29
Born in 1984, Alexander Gavrylyuk began his piano studies at the age of seven and gave his first concerto performance when he was nine years old. He went on to win first prize and gold medal at the 1999 Horowitz International Piano Competition and first prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan in 2000, where the Japanese press lauded him as the “most talented 16-year old pianist of the second half of the 20th century.” In 2005, he took both the coveted gold medal as well as the award for Best Performance of a Classical Concerto at the internationally renowned Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition.
Following his debut in 2010 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gavrylyuk has returned to Amsterdam each year, either in recital in the Master Pianist’s Series, with the RCO or as part of the Zaterdag Matinee at the Concertgebouw. He is now increasingly in demand by orchestras and conductors for his noble and compelling interpretations. He has appeared with the philharmonic orchestras of New York, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Moscow, Israel and Rotterdam as well as the Royal Scottish National; BBC Scottish; Bournemouth Symphony; Stuttgarter Philharmoniker; the Netherlands Philharmonic; Seoul Philharmonic; Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Tokyo Symphony and the Vancouver Symphony. He has collaborated with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy; Herbert Blomstedt; Andrey Boreyko, Vladimir Fedoseyev; Neeme Järvi; Vladimir Jurowski; Kirill Karabits; Louis Langrée; Sebastian Lang-Lessing; Gianandrea Noseda; Herbert Soudant; Markus Stenz and Osmo Vänska. His solo recitals are also highly acclaimed, and he has performed in venues such as Vienna Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich and Victoria Hall Geneva.
Bulgarian-born conductor Rossen Mianov is the Music Director Designate of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Music Director of the Princeton Symphony and Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias (OSPA) in Spain as well as the Music Director of the nationally recognized training orchestra Symphony in C in New Jersey.
Rossen has established himself as a conductor with a considerable national and international presence. His recent conducting highlights include debuts at the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony and Tokyo City Philharmonic and returns to the Milwaukee ,Vancouver, Fort Worth, Aalborg and Latvian National Symphony Orchestras; National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, Zurich Opera, Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra and his Link Up education projects with Carnegie Hall and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. This season, Rossen debuts with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Opera Oviedo in Spain, Hungarian National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, New York City Ballet, Pacific Symphony and returns to the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic in South Africa, Aalborg Symphony and conducts the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Verizon Hall in Philadelphia.
Rossen studied conducting at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, where he received the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship. He studied oboe and orchestral conducting at the Bulgarian National Academy of Music, and holds a Masters degree in oboe performance from Duquesne University. As the former Chief Conductor of the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra (2003-08) and Music Director of the New Symphony Orchestra, Sofia (1997-2013), he received the Bulgarian Ministry’s Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Bulgarian Culture. He was named Bulgaria’s Musician of the Year in 2005, he was among the top 100 most influential people in New Jersey in 2014 and won an ASCAP award in 2011 for his programming with Princeton Symphony Orchestra.