IGOR GRYSHYN (PIANO)  German-Ukrainian pianist.   




  Igor Gryshyn received his piano training from S.Polusmjak, A.Sevidov, H.Sahling, and G.Fauth, all of whom were graduates under representatives of the Russian Piano School, such as R.Horowitz, L.Oborin, S.Feinberg, and L.Vlassenko. An especially formative period of his artistic development was an intensive study period with Vladimir Ashkenazy. With the world-renowned conductor and pianist, Gryshyn engaged in a dynamic musical exchange, and together they developed several solo programs.


 Before completing his studies at the HMT Leipzig in 2005, Gryshyn attended several masterclasses with Vladimir Krajnew, Leslie Howard, Konstantin Scherbakov, El Bacha, and Vladimir Ovchinnikov. He graduated with distinction as the youngest graduate in the history of the institution, leading to his debut at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.


   Igor Gryshyn has won prizes at international youth competitions in Japan, Ukraine, and Germany. He has performed in music centers such as the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Gasteig in Munich, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Steinway Hall in London, and the Moscow Philharmonic, as well as in South Korea, China, Spain, Malta, Lebanon, France, Holland, the Czech Republic, and Serbia. Additionally, he serves as a juror for the international piano competition "Sirmium Music Fest."


   As a soloist, Gryshyn has performed with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra under Alexander Anissimov, the chamber orchestra "Musica Viva" under Alexander Rudin, and the Kharkov Symphony Orchestra.


   An important and indispensable part of his artistic work is chamber music and song accompaniment. As a piano partner, he has collaborated with KS Regina Werner-Dietrich and violist Tatjana Masurenko. Numerous vibrant song recitals and programs with soprano and ARD award winner Olena Tokar have been documented by live recordings and studio sessions on channels such as BBC Radio 3 and BR, as well as the DVD production "Eastern Romance." He regularly performs with the Tauber String Quartet in concert series of the Jena Philharmonic.


   For MDR Kultur, Gryshyn has recorded solo programs featuring works by J.S.Bach, M.Ravel, S.Rachmaninov, and S.Prokofiev. Additionally, in cooperation with the Friends of the University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig, a solo CD was produced under the Querstand label. As a soloist and chamber musician, he performed in the livestream concert series of director and producer Jan Schmidt-Garre in collaboration with Naxos Audiovisual at the Schinkel Pavilion in Berlin. In April 2021, a new song program featuring female composers, performed in a duo with Olena Tokar, was released by Orchid Classics and is currently featured on the BBC Radio 3 playlist. A year later, another CD was released on the same label, featuring works by A.Scriabin and all the etudes of the lesser-known Ukrainian composer Viktor Kosenko.


   In recent years, Igor Gryshyn has been a regular guest at concert series such as "Art and Justice" at the Federal Administrative Court Leipzig, the "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival," the "Mannheim Palace Concerts," and the "Leipzig Chopin Days." Since 2011, Gryshyn has been teaching piano at the University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig. His masterclasses for young pianists have taken him to China, South Korea, and Lebanon.