Gerstein Plays Tchaikovsky
Artis—Naples Masterworks Series
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Weber — Invitation to the Dance
Tchaikovsky — Piano Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky — Petrushka
Prelude at 7pm
All Masterworks tickets include same-day admission to The Baker Museum. Special museum hours on day of performance: 10am-8pm.
The multifaceted pianist Kirill Gerstein has rapidly ascended into classical music's highest ranks. Reaching beyond the classical genre with his unique background in jazz, coupled with a masterful technique, musical curiosity and an energetic and expressive musical personality, Gerstein has proven to be one of today's most intriguing musicians.
In January 2010 Gerstein was named the recipient of the 2010 Gilmore Artist Award. Only the sixth pianist to have been so honored, the Gilmore Award is made to an exceptional pianist who, regardless of age or nationality, possesses broad and profound musicianship and can sustain a career as a major international concert artist. He has since shared his Gilmore prize by commissioning boundary crossing new works by Brad Mehldau and Chick Corea. Gerstein was also awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in April 2010, and received first prize at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv.
Gerstein's first recording of recital works by Schumann, Liszt and Oliver Knussen was named one of the ten best recordings of 2010 by the New York Times and was followed by a duo recital disc with Tabea Zimmermann.
For more information about Kirill Gerstein, visit www.kirillgerstein.com.
Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko is one of the most exciting and dynamic conductors to emerge from Eastern Europe in recent years. He is currently Music Director of the Naples Philharmonic as well as the Orchestre National de Belgique, and serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi in San Sebastian.
As a guest conductor, Boreyko has worked with many of the world’s most renowned orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Wiener Symphoniker, Filarmonica della Scala, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the London Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw orchestras, and most recently The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.