Jakub Hrusa, conductor
Following this summer’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto (1879 version) at the BBC Proms, Kirill Gerstein returns to London this month to perform the composer’s Second and Third Piano Concertos on 19 and 24 October at the Barbican as part of Semyon Bychkov’s Beloved Friend: Tchaikovsky Project with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Tchaikovsky’s First and Second Piano Concertos will also be played by Kirill in St Petersburg (27 Oct) and Göttingen (14 Oct) respectively. Elsewhere, Kirill makes recital appearances at the Wiener Konzerthaus on 5 October with Kolja Blacher and Clemens Hagen, and as part of Tabea Zimmermann’s 50th birthday celebrations on 9 October in Berlin.
Kirill Gerstein kicks off the 2016/17 season with three performances (8-10 September) at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival. Playing music by Brahms, Busoni, Kurtág and Mendelssohn, Kirill will collaborate with, amongst others, Baiba Skride, Sir András Schiff and Itamar Zorman.
Later in the month, Kirill will join the Hamburger Symphoniker for Strauss’s Burlesque in D minor on 18 September, and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra for Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 on 28 and 29 September.
Following, excellent reviews in the UK and European press, myrios classics releases Kirill Gerstein’s recording of Liszt’s Transcendental Études in the US on Friday 9 September.
On Friday 15 July, Kirill Gerstein releases Liszt’s Transcendental Études on myrios classics. His performances of the full cycle last year in London and in New York were described as “phenomenal” and “dazzling”. The recording is scheduled for release in the U.S. on September 9.
Earlier in July, Kirill Gerstein travels to Düsseldorf to give three performances of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto (new urtext edition of 1879 version). A month later, Gerstein will perform this version for the first time in the UK at the BBC Proms on 7 August and in the US at Chicago’s Grant Park Festival on 12 and 13 August.
Elsewhere, Gerstein appears at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival on 10 July, with the Philadelphia Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Bravo! Vail Festival in Colorado on 14 July and at the Snape Proms in Aldeburgh on 20 August.
On Thursday 14 April, Kirill Gerstein makes his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic performing Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto under the baton of Semyon Bychkov. Further performances take place on 15 and 16 April, the latter of which will be live streamed on the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall.
Earlier this season, Kirill also made his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw performing the same piece with Semyon Bychkov. Of his performance on 28 January, NRC Handelsblad said: “Gerstein made the Rachmaninov bloom with beautifully drawn phrases”.