IGOR GRYSHYN (PIANO) was born in Kharkov (Ukraine). He started learning the piano with Sergei Polusmiak at  the Special Music School in his hometown  and was admitted to the Special Music School of  the  Moscow  State  Tchaikovsky Conservatory  in 1996, where he  studied  with  Arkady Sevidov. From 1999 to 2005 he was a member of Professor Herbert Sahlings class at the University of Music and Theatre „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig, where he received his diploma with honours as the youngest graduate in the institution's history. He decided to complete his postgraduate studies with Professor Gerald Fauth in Leipzig, gaining honours in the prestigious Master Class examination in 2010. An important artistic influence was the opportunity to prepare several solo programmes in lessons with Vladimir Ashkenazy; he also attended master classes with Vladimir Krajnew, Leslie Howard, Vladimir Ovchinnikow and others.


Igor Gryshyn has won prizes in international competitions in Japan, the Ukraine and Germany. He has given concerts in such important music centres such as the Gewandhaus Leipzig,  Steinway  Hall  London,  the  Moscow Philharmonia,  the  Gasteig  Munich  and  the Tonhalle Zurich, as well as in the Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Malta, South Korea, Lebanon and Yugoslavia.  He has performed as  a soloist  with the Moscow Symphonic Orchestra under Alexander Anissimov, the Musica Viva chamber orchestra under Alexander Rudin and the Kharkov Symphonic orchestra under V. Kuzenko; he has also appeared as the duo partner of the soprano Regina Werner-Dietrich, the viola virtuoso Tatjana Masurenko and many others.His radio recordings include solo programmes with works by Bach, Ravel,  Rachmaninov,Prokofiev and others for the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk.


Igor Gryshyn is a regular guest in the concert series  Kunst & Justiz in the German Federal  Administrative  Court  in  Leipzig  (Bundesverwaltungsgericht),  as  well  as  at  the Schlosskonzerte Mannheim and the Leipzig Chopin Festival. His debut CD was released by querstand (Verlag Klaus-Jurgen Kamprad, Altenburg)in 2007, a production funded by the Association of Friends of the HMT Leipzig. Igor  Gryshyn  was  appointed  to  teach  part  time  in  the  piano  department  at  the University of Music and Theatre „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig in 2011.