Kirill Gerstein

Lively in Melbourne

11 Jun
Melbourne Recital Centre

Event Description

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The Art of the Impossible.

Kirill Gerstein is a showman, philosopher, and 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 Melbourne concerts, he is scaling new heights of virtuosity: Liszt’s power Polonaise in E and 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

Meet the Artists

Following the concert, please join Kirill Gerstein and Liza Lim for a post-concert discussion onstage in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Musica Viva Australia is a Key Presenting Partner at Melbourne Recital Centre. For more information on the Centre’s Key Presenting Partners see here

Caring for Our Community

Melbourne Recital Centre is committed to the safety of our artists, staff and patrons. A range of public health, hygiene and physical distancing measures are currently in place. Click here to learn more.

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