26-year-old Antonii Baryshevsky from Ukraine won the 14th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, which was held in Tel Aviv, Israel. The pianist won the gold medal and the first prize, amounting to 40,000 dollars and funded by the Pratt Foundation of Australia, as well as the prize for the best performance of Israeli composer’s work (Subconscious Labyrinths by Benjamin Yusupov).
Baryshevsky represents the Kyiv piano school. He won prizes at 20 international competitions, as well as several Ukrainian competitions and festivals, including a second prize at the Vladimir Horowitz Memorial Piano Competition in 2005, where he also received a special prize of the European Federation of Music Competitions “For Outstanding Performance.”
Having graduated from the Lysenko Music School of Kyiv in 2007, Baryshevsky entered the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine where he studied under Valerii Kozlov and is now training as an assistant. Simultaneously, he is studying at the Higher School of Music in Paris. In addition, he participated in master classes of Alfred Brendel, Daniel Pollack, and Lily Dorfman.
Since 2012, Baryshevsky has been a soloist of the National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine. The musician has toured France, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Iceland, Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Romania, Poland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Morocco, Israel, and the US, made recordings for radio and television in Ukraine, Serbia, Italy, Denmark, and Spain.