464086-alexander-gavrylyukClassical pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk, and his wife Zorica, welcomed their daughter Anna Emilia thirteen months ago.

Alexander is originally from the Ukraine, and came to Australia as a teenager to study before becoming an Australian citizen. He won the Vladimir Horowitz Competition in 1999, the Hamamatsu Competition in 2000, and the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in 2005. Alexander has played with major orchestras all over the world, including Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, Portugal, Mexico, Britain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, France, South Korea, Poland, Taipei, the Netherlands, Canada and the United States. Now living in Berlin, he visits Australia every year, and this year will be performing at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Alexander and Zorica met when they were both in high school in Sydney, and he was tutoring her for her piano exams. Zorica now has her Masters in Cultural Administration and is Alexander’s manager; they were married in 2008.