Kirill Gerstein

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‘His playing sparkles with ease and shimmers in fascinating colours.’ Berliner Morgenpost

Kirill Gerstein’s musical curiosity has led to an intense engagement with a wide range of repertoire and styles. He makes his Melbourne Recital Centre debut in this thoughtful and fascinating program, showing us the full range of his musical interests and his startling virtuosity.

With a musical upbringing swinging between the worlds of jazz and classical music, and between Russia and America, Kirill Gerstein is a versatile virtuoso. Taking the spontaneity of jazz to the classics, Gerstein has developed a style that’s energetic and emotive, earning him a reputation for unforgettable music-making. His mastery of mood and colour come to the fore in impressionistic Liszt, Janáček and Debussy. Beethoven’s riffs on a theme from his ‘Eroica’ Symphony showcase Gerstein’s in-the-moment inventiveness, while Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin offers a scintillating display and depth of feeling in equal, elegant measure.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

PROGRAM, ARTISTS, TALKS

Artists

Kirill Gerstein piano

Program

Franz Liszt
Transcendental étude No.7 in E-flat, S.139, Eroica

Ludwig van Beethoven
Variations & Fugue in E-flat, Op.35

Leoš Janáček
Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, From the Street

Franz Liszt
Funérailles, from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173

Thomas Adès
Berceuse from The Exterminating Angel

Claude Debussy
Élégie, L.138
Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon

Komitas
Shushiki Vagarshapat & Unabi of Shushi: Grave et gracieux from Six Dances

Maurice Ravel
Le tombeau de Couperin

Pre-Concert Talk

Join us in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall for a pre-concert talk from 6.45pm – 7.15pm.

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Series

This production is part of the following series:

Great Performers 2019

Melbourne Recital Centre presents the world’s best musicians, live and dazzling.

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