The Gilmore

Kirill Gerstein


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pre-concert Talk 1:00 PM

Chenery Auditorium
Kalamazoo

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Capping off a milestone year of high-profile engagements and positive reviews, Gerstein has solidified his reputation as “one of the most respected pianists of his generation” (New York Times). His debut with the New York Philharmonic last summer was described as “extraordinary…brilliant, perceptive and stunningly fresh.” The 2010 Gilmore Artist’s CD release last year was singled out by critics as one of the 25 best recordings that year. Gerstein’s solo recital for the 2012 Festival includes a new work written for him by jazz pianist and composer, Brad Mehldau, as well as Schumann’s boisterous Carnaval.

Genres: Classical, Solo Recital

Bach English Suite No. 6, BWV 811
Busoni An die Jugend (Study after Mozart)
Weber Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65
Schubert (arr. Liszt) Soirées de Vienne, S. 427, No. 6
Mehldau Variations on a Melancholy Theme (2011)
Schumann Carnaval, Op. 9

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Kirill Gerstein

Kirill Gerstein
2010 Gilmore Artist – Piano