Alyssa Gabrilovich, piano

Hometown: Villanova, Pennsylvania

Meet Alyssa

Alyssa performed on Show 390 in 2020 and on Show 436 in 2023.

Alyssa Gabrilovich (piano), 17, is a junior at Harriton High School near Philadelphia. She studied piano with Dr. Igor Resnianski at the Nelly Berman School of Music for nine years. She says her primary goal when performing is “being able to elicit emotions in other people through the use of imagination” and finds inspiration in the “distinctive colors, images, and meanings that each piece possesses.” Her dedication to her art has certainly been evidenced in her 43 competition prizes to date, as well as scholarships from the Chopin Foundation of the United States, EONClassics, and the Chicago and Philadelphia International Music Festivals. She’s been to Fort Worth twice for the PianoTexas International Festival & Academy and has also participated in festivals in New Orleans, Columbia, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Her host of concert engagements to date have included appearances at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall), Kimmel Center, and Merkin Hall; she’s been featured on WWFM (New Jersey), WRTI (Philadelphia), and NPR’s From the Top. Her love of culture extends to other areas of her life: she speaks English, Spanish, and Russian; participates in the Asian Culture Club at her school; and enjoys traveling and singing.

Bio from 2020:

Alyssa Gabrilovich (piano), 14, from Villanova, Pennsylvania is a freshman at Harriton High School. She studies with Dr. Igor Resnianski at the Nelly Berman School of Music. Alyssa made her concerto debut at the age of 9 as a winner of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra Concerto Completion. She has also performed with the Ambler Symphony Orchestra and the Old York Road Symphony Orchestra, and she has received prizes in numerous local, national, and international piano competitions. Outside of piano, Alyssa enjoys singing, writing, and watching TV.

Listen to Alyssa

Show 436
Melody in E minor, Op. 8, Ossip Gabrilowitsch (1878-1936)

Show 390
Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33, No.2 and Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39, No.1 by Sergei Rachmaninoff