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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 his Perth concert, he is scaling new heights of virtuosity: Liszt’s power Polonaise in E and Schumann’s Viennese romp, Carnival of Vienna. In the same program, he dives deep into the profundity of Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantaisie, 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


CHOPIN Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61
MEHLDAU Après Fauré No. 3: Nocturne
FAURÉ Nocturne No. 13 in B minor, Op. 119
POULENC Three Intermezzi, FP71/118
LISZT Polonaise in E major, S. 223 No. 2
CHOPIN Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49
Liza LIM Transcendental Etude (2023)*
SCHUMANN Carnival of Vienna, Op. 26

*World premiere performances. Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia with funds from the Hildegard Project, championing the work of female composers.


Start 6:30pm
Interval TBC*
Finish TBC*

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


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