“I was really amazed by the sound quality of the new pianos made by Bechstein. It is very pleasurable to play on it - the well designed mechanic gives you the possibility to find any musical colour that you need.“
Antonii Baryshevskyi was born in 1988 in Kiev, Ukraine. He began playing the piano at the age of six. After finishing his studies at the Lysenko Music Special School in Kiev, he began his studies at the National Academy of Music of Ukraine, where he completed postgraduate studies with Prof. Valerii Kozlov. Antonii Baryshevskyi also studied with Prof. Marian Rybicki at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.
He became laureate of the Ukrainian educational program "A Man of the Year 2005″ at the age of 16. In 2006 he took part in the "Euro Radio Youth Concert" in Munich. The young pianist is a prize winner of many international piano competitions, including the 14th Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition (2014, 1st prize), the 58th Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition (2011, 2nd prize and audience award), the 51st "Premio Jaén" International Piano Competition (Jaen 2009, 1st prize) and the 2nd International Piano Competition of the International Academy of Music (2006, 1st prize).
Antonii Baryshevskyi has performed in concert halls in Ukraine, France, Italy, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Iceland, Russia, Denmark, Luxembourg, Serbia, Romania and the USA. Among the orchestras with which the pianist has already performed are the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ciudad de Granada Orchestra, as well as conductors such as Asher Fisch, Douglas Bostock, Roman Kofman, Yordan Kamdzhalov, George Alexander Albrecht, Volodymyr Sirenko, Mykola Dyadyura, Stanislav Gorkovenko and many others.
Invitations to tour and international festivals have taken him to Japan, Israel, Italy, Germany, Poland, England, Russia, Denmark, the USA and the Netherlands, and to perform in the USA and Europe. to Martha Argerich's Progetto in Lugano, the Ruhr Piano Festival, MDR Musiksommer, Berlin Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonic, Cologne Philharmonic, Korea Piano Festival, Chopin Festival and Rubinstein Festival, Wigmore Hall, Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg, Chamber Music Festival Copenhagen, Chautauqua Festival, MDR-Musiksommer, Busoni Festival in Bolzano as well as the Gogolfest and Chamber Music Session in Kiev.