St George's Hall Concert Room
Kirill Gerstein, piano
- 4 Duettos, BMV 802-805
- Piano Sonata No.2 in F sharp minor Op.2
- Transcendental Études
Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein doesn’t just play with a lightning virtuosity that recalls the great Russian virtuosi of the past.
He brings poetic insight to everything he touches, and this Liverpool recital programme opens amidst the timeless beauty of Bach before Gerstein scales the everest of romantic pianism: a full performance of Liszt’s jaw-dropping Transcendental Études.
Gerstein scored a knockout … [his] playing was distinguished by his mastery of the music's ever shifting moods. He unleashed the fire of feverishly impassioned moments, then bought subtle artistry to more delicate effects…
The audience was stunned by Gerstein's hour of knife-edge virtuosity.’
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