German cellist with extensive repertoire of 50 concerti. CDs have won Echo Klassik and Midem Klassik awards. Performs on Gofriller cello, records for Hyperion. LMMC return engagement. Cecile Licad’s awards include the Levintritt Gold Medal. She pursues an active solo and chamber music career.
Alban Gerhardt Cecile Licad
Dec. 6, 2009
Born in Berlin to a musical family, Alban Gerhardt is regarded as one of the great cellists of our time. After early success in competition, he made his debut as a 21-year old with the Berlin Philharmonic. He plays with top orchestras in Europe and North America and has an active solo career. His extensive repertoire includes more than 50 cello concerti, some of them new discoveries, and he collaborates with contemporary composers for new works. As a recitalist he plays regularly with colleagues such as Cecile Licad, with whom he will be performing for the LMMC, Christian Tetzlaff, and Julia Fischer, among others. He has appeared at numerous international festivals and in many celebrated venues. Now a Hyperion artist, his CDs are highly acclaimed, winning the Echo Classic Award (twice) and the Midem Classic Award in 2006. Mr. Gerhardt performs on a Matteo Gofriller cello.
Cecile Licad’s awards include the Levintritt Gold Medal. She pursues an active solo and chamber music career.
BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Opus 69 Allegro ma non tanto Scherzo: Allegro molto Adagio cantabile Allegro vivace
BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Opus 5 No. 2 Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo Allegro molto piů tosto presto Rondo: Allegro
JANÁČEK Pohádka, JW VII/5 Con moto: Andante Con moto: Adagio Allegro
PROKOFIEV Cello Sonata in C major, Opus 119 Andante grave Moderato Allegro ma non troppo