German cellist, winner of ARD and Leonard Rose competitions; extensive repertoire of over 50 concerti. His CDs have won 2 ECHO Classics prizes and a Midem Classic Award. LMMC debut.
Alban GerhardtSept. 30, 2007
Born in Berlin to a musical family, Alban Gerhardt already demonstrated enormous talent at age 8, performing on both cello and piano. After his career-launching debut in 1991 with the Berlin Philharmonic, concerts followed with more than 160 orchestras worldwide. With an extensive repertoire of 50 concerti, Mr. Gerhardt collaborates with his composer contemporaries for new works. As a recitalist, he plays regularly with colleagues such as Cecile Licad, Lars Vogt, Christian Tetzlaff and Julia Fischer. He has appeared at numerous international festivals and in many celebrated venues, e.g. London’s Wigmore Hall and the Châtelet in Paris. An active recording artist, Mr. Gerhardt received two ECHO Classics prizes, in 1998 for his recording of the Brahms sonatas and in 2003 for his recording of Rubinstein’s first cello concerto. Now a Hyperion artist, he won the Midem Classic Award for his debut CD with concertos by Enescu, Dohnányi and d’Albert in 2006. Mr. Gerhardt performs on a Matteo Gofriller cello. LMMC debut.

www.albangerhardt.com

Programme:

J.S.BACH     Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 (ca 1720)
                          Prélude
                          Allemande
                          Courante
                          Sarabande
                          Gavotte I & II
                          Gigue

J.S.BACH     Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (ca 1720)
                           Prélude
                           Allemande
                           Courante
                           Sarabande
                           Gavotte I & II
                           Gigue

KODÁLY      Sonata for cello solo, Opus 8 (1915)
                           Allegro maestoso ma appassionato
                           Adagio (con grand' espressione)
                           Allegro molto vivace