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Kirill Gerstein

Musica Viva Australia

  • Sunday, 23 Jun 2024 - 6:30PM
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Kirill Gerstein is a showman, a philosopher, poet of the piano.

He grew up playing jazz, switched to classical and won the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition at just 22. Since then, he has carved out a formidable reputation as a fearless artist who makes the impossible sound easy.

For this solo recital he is scaling new heights of virtuosity: Liszt’s power Polonaise in E, Schumann’s Viennese romp, Carnival of Vienna, and the wildly difficult, wildly entertaining transcriptions of eccentric piano nerd, Leopold Godowsky. In the same program, he dives deep into the profundity of Chopin’s Polonaise Fantasie, and gives the world premiere of Transcendental Etude, a new commission from Australian Liza Lim.

“A peerless performer, with so much to express.” – Guardian

“Uncanny delicacy in one episode and gnashing power the next.” – The New York Times


Subscriptions are on sale now via Musica Viva Australia's website here.

Single tickets will be available via Perth Concert Hall from Thursday 23 November 2023.


CHOPIN Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61   
FAURÉ Nocturne No. 13 in B minor, Op. 119   
POULENC Three Intermezzi, FP71/118   
LISZT Polonaise in E major, S. 223 No. 2   
SCHUMANN Carnival of Vienna, Op. 26   
Liza LIM Transcendental Etude (2023)*   
GODOWSKY Symphonic Metamorphoses No.2: Die Fledermaus   


Start 6:30pm
Interval TBC*
Finish TBC*

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


$40 FOR UNDER 40s
Under 40 tickets are $40 for anyone under 40 years of age. A valid proof of ID must be presented at time of booking and may be requested on the night.

$15 Student tickets are available for full-time students, and may be booked in advance and at the door for all MVA concerts. 
Valid ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount and carried on the night.

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