Competitions & Awards
2011: Liszt Competition, Third Prize
2009: Liszt Competition (Weimar-Bayreuth), Second Prize
2008: Steinway Society Competition, First Prize
2007: International Piano Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz (Ukraine), Third Prize
Ukrainian pianist Oleksandr Poliykov was awarded the MacKenzie Prize at the 2012 International keyboard Institute & Festival in New York, and has medaled at competitions such as the Franz Liszt and Steinway Society (Boston) competitions, the Cliburn Competition, as well as the International Piano Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz.
Mr. Poliykov is deeply interested in conducting as well as performing, and in 2013/14 he performed and recorded Beethoven’s fifth and Liszt’s second concerti conducting from the keyboard. He is regularly invited to give masterclasses in the U.S. and Europe, and has been on faculty at the National Music Academy of Ukraine since 2010.