Оleksandr Piriyev (May 24, 1982, Kyiv) – ukrainian cellist, musicologist, public figure. Scholarship holder of the N. Lysenko Foundation (2004), Foundation of the President of Ukraine (2005). Laureate of the International Competition for Young Performers “XXI Century Art” (2002, 1st Prize).
He graduated from Kyiv Secondary Specialized Music School named after M. Lysenko (2000), National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P. Tchaikovskiy (2006), Master of Musical Arts, 2006-10 sharpened his skills at the Ukrainian National Music Academy named after P. Tchaikovskiy internship assistant.
From the student’s years (since 2002) participated in numerous international festivals: «Kyiv Musical Fest», «Contrasts», «Virtuosos», «Junge Donau Philarmonie», «Ukraine-Europe», «Tchaikovsky-FEST», «Vivere Memento».
O. Piriyev collaborates with orchestras of the Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Cherkasy, Ivano-Frankivsk Philharmonic, and also performs in Azerbaijan, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Russia and the USA.
Oleksandr’s concert repertoire includes an almost complete anthology of works for cello.
O. Piriyev made a significant contribution to the development of national culture in Ukraine and abroad, he maintains cultural communications with countries in Europe, Asia, countries of the Middle East.
Initiated the 1st national festival in the memory of the composer I. Karabitsa “Vivere Memento” (2010, Kyiv-Moscow), “Concerts of Memory” to commemorate the tragic events at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant in Japan with the participation of Japanese musicians (2011-12, Kyiv).
In autumn of 2013, O. Piriyev became the artistic director of the International Festival “Days of Music by Myroslav Skoryk” devoted to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk.
Since 2008, he been a co-organizer and director of the only one-of-a-kind online information resource “Music-Review Ukraine”, which prompts and stimulates the development of classical music, and from 2009 until 2013 he had been headed the “Music-Review WEEKEND” series of chamber music concerts.