German cellist with extensive repertoire (over 70 concerti) and prize winning CDs (3 ECHO Klassik Awards) on Deutsche Grammophon and Hyperion labels.
ALBAN GERHARDTNov. 12, 2017
An unerring musical instinct, intense emotionality and a natural, arresting stage presence are the defining qualities of German cellist Alban Gerhardt. Over the past decade, he has established himself among the leading practitioners of his instrument. His sound is unmistakable and his interpretations of the repertory are distinguished in their originality. He has performed as soloist with many internationally known orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and London Philharmonic. In 1993 Gerhardt won the Leonard Rose International Cello Competition sponsored by the University of Maryland, College Park. Reviewing his prize concert in Alice Tully Hall for the New York Times, Allan Kozinn noted that Gerhardt “played with the burnished tone, focused intonation, and technical dexterity that one expects of young soloists in these days of high-gloss conservatory training”. At the 2009 BBC Proms, he premiered a cello concerto by Unsuk Chin, which he has continued to perform around the world. Gerhardt plays a cello made by Matteo Gofriller in 1710.
5th LMMC engagement.

with CECILE LICAD, piano

PROGRAMME:

BACH                        Suite No. 2 for solo cello in D minor,
                                     BWV 1008
                                           
                                          Prélude
                                          Allemande
                                          Courante
                                          Sarabande
                                          Menuets I & II
                                          Gigue 

MENDELSSOHN     Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major,
                                      Opus 58 (1843)
                                         
Allegro assai vivace                                          
                                          Allegretto scherzando
                                          Adagio
                                          Molto allegro e vivace

SHOSTAKOVICH   Cello Sonata in D minor, Opus 40 (1934)
                                         
Allegro non troppo
                                          Allegro
                                          Largo
                                          Allegro

DEBUSSY                 Cello Sonata in D minor (1915)
                                         
Prologues: Lent - Sosenuto e molto risoluto
                                          Sérénade et Final: Modérément animé -
                                          Animé

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