Kirill Gerstein

Elbphilharmonie Talk with Kirill Gerstein

The pianist talks about his relationship with the composer Thomas Adès and about the latter's Second Piano Concerto.

»This work became a classic over night.«

Kirill Gerstein about Thomas Adès's piano concerto

Please note: This podcast is only available in German.

Kirill Gerstein is one of today's best-known pianists. The American musician was born in the former Soviet Union, and now lives in Berlin. Thus his intelligent interpretations combine the Russian, American and Central European traditions of music-making. To celebrate the Elbphilharmonie's fifth anniversary, Gerstein returned to Hamburg on 11 and 12 January 2022 to present the latest, highly acclaimed piano concerto of British composer Thomas Adès, accompanied by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. In this podcast, the pianist talks about the concerto and about his close relationship with Adès – in perfect German.

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