Born in the former Soviet Union, the exceptional pianist Kirill Gerstein is an American citizen based in Berlin. He combines the traditions of Russian, American, and Central European music-making with insatiable curiosity and formidable skill. Among his many accolades he counts the Gilmore Artist Award, presented every four years to a pianist who, regardless of nationality, possesses broad and profound musicianship and charisma, as well as the ability to sustain a career as a major international concert artist. His typically energetic, vibrant and imaginative programme takes us from Chopin, Fauré, Poulenc and Liszt, to Schumann and Godowsky.

See the program:

F. CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)

POLONAISE-FANTASIE IN A FLAT MAJOR, OP. 61

G. FAURÉ (1845 – 1924)

NOCTURNE NO. 13 IN B MINOR, OP. 119

F. POULENC (1899 – 1963)

THREE INTERMEZZI (FP71/118)

  • I. Premier Intermezzo, FP 71.I (C major)
  • II. Deuxième Intermezzo, FP 71.II (D♭ major)
  • III. Troisième Intermezzo, FP 118 (A♭ major)

F. LISZT (1811 – 1886)

POLONAISE IN E MAJOR, S. 223 NO. 2

INTERVAL

F. CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)

FANTAISIE IN F MINOR, OP. 49

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810 – 1856)

FASCHINGSSCHWANK AUS WIEN, OP. 26

FRITZ KREISLER (1875 – 1962)

LIEBESLEID (TRANSCR. RACHMANINOFF)

F. CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)

WALTZ IN A-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 42