The Gavrilov Collapse

Pianist Andrei Gavrilov won the Tchaikovsky Competition at age 18. By age 30, he was a bona fide superstar with a dazzling array of career options. “It’s been all downhill since – a story of abandoned concerts, loss of confidence, the end of the [record] deal, a broken marriage. It was a personal and artistic implosion, though which fed which is hard to say.” Now Gavrilov is attempting a comeback. But will the music world give him a chance?