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.