Kirill Gerstein

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. 

Arab World Premiere  

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NYUAD ARTS CENTER 

PROGRAMME

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 - 20 MIN.‍‍

R. SCHUMANN (1810 - 1856)

FASCHINGSSCHWANK AUS WIEN, OP. 26‍

LEOPOLD GODOWSKY (1870 - 1938)

SYMPHONISCHE METAMORPHOSEN JOHANN STRAUSS’SCHER THEMEN: NO. 2 "DIE FLEDERMAUS"

ARTISTS

KIRILL GERSTEINPIANO

Kirill Gerstein is the sixth recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award, presented every four years to an exceptional pianist who, regardless of age or nationality, possesses broad and profound musicianship and charisma and who desires and can sustain a career as a major international concert artist. Mr. Gerstein was also awarded First Prize at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition, received a 2002 Gilmore Young Artist Award and a 2010 Avery Fisher Grant.