“The Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein...played a brilliant, perceptive and stunningly fresh account of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto....emerging as one of the most respected pianists of his generation...Throughout the first movement you never felt, as you often do in other performances, that the pianist was simply displaying how fast he could dispatch a cascade of double octaves or a burst of dizzying passagework...Though his artistry is fortified by comprehensive technique, he is no flashy virtuoso."
– The New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, 29 June 2011
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