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Kirill
Gerstein

Piano

Hailing from Voronezh in south-western Russia, Kirill Gerstein studied piano from an early age – first focusing on classical music and later on jazz. At fourteen, he was the youngest student ever to be admitted to Berklee College in Boston. He obtained his bachelor’s degree six years later and a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music shortly afterwards.

At the age of 27, he joined the teaching faculty of the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart.

A US citizen since 2003, the pianist has performed with such orchestras as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the NDR Sinfonieorchester, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Boston, San Francisco and Vancouver.

Gerstein regularly collaborates with Charles Dutoit and Gustavo Dudamel. In 2001, he was awarded an Avery Fisher Grant and first prize at the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. He was the sixth winner of the prestigious Gilmore Artists Award in 2010. He won an ECHO Klassik Award for his recording of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in its original version.

Gerstein made his first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in January 2016 as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 under the direction of Semyon Bychkov.

Hailing from Voronezh in south-western Russia, Kirill Gerstein studied piano from an early age – first focusing on classical music and later on jazz. At fourteen, he was the youngest student ever to be admitted to Berklee College in Boston. He obtained his bachelor’s degree six years later and a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music shortly afterwards.

At the age of 27, he joined the teaching faculty of the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart.

A US citizen since 2003, the pianist has performed with such orchestras as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the NDR Sinfonieorchester, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Boston, San Francisco and Vancouver.

Gerstein regularly collaborates with Charles Dutoit and Gustavo Dudamel. In 2001, he was awarded an Avery Fisher Grant and first prize at the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. He was the sixth winner of the prestigious Gilmore Artists Award in 2010. He won an ECHO Klassik Award for his recording of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in its original version.

Gerstein made his first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in January 2016 as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 under the direction of Semyon Bychkov.