Sunday - May 01, 2022

2:00 PM

Solo Piano | Kirill Gerstein, 2010 Gilmore Artist

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The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation in honor of Daniel Gustin

A champion of new music who regularly collaborates with today’s most esteemed composers, our 2010 Gilmore Artist returns to Kalamazoo to perform the world premiere of a new work for solo piano by esteemed young composer Matthew Aucoin. Commissioned by The Gilmore for Mr. Gerstein, the new 15-minute work will be paired with Debussy’s 12 Etudes, each of which explores a unique compositional pianistic technique.

Born in the former Soviet Union, Gerstein is an American citizen based in Berlin. His career is similarly international as he regularly performs with orchestras and in recitals around the world. Combining the musical traditions of Russia, America, and Central Europe, Gerstein explores a huge spectrum of repertoire both new and old. From Bach to Adès, his playing is distinguished by its clarity of expression, discerning intelligence and virtuosity, and energetic and imaginative musical presence.

We’re offering exclusive first access to tickets for all Contributors Circle donors of $100 or more beginning on January 10, 2022. MAKE A GIFT

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Solo Piano

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1 Hour, 30 Minutes


  • World Premiere - Gilmore Commission for Kirill Gerstein


  • Études (L. 136)

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