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Live from the Wigmore Hall
Presented by Martin Handley
Kirill Gerstein plays piano music by Bach, Mozart, Knussen and Weber at the Wigmore Hall, London.
The prestigious Gilmore Award is given every four years to a pianist who has no idea that he or she is in the running for it. In 2010 it fell into the unsuspecting lap of Kirill Gerstein, acknowledging him as a musician who combines high calibre with curiosity and imagination. Born in Russia, he began his studies as a jazz pianist but switched to classical and contemporary. His programme here reflects his wide-ranging interests, including less familiar arrangements by Busoni alongside favourites by Bach, Schumann and Weber, and a piece by Oliver Knussen which receives its London première.
Weber: Invitation to the Dance: rondo brillant in Db
Schumann: Carnaval Op. 9
Schubert/Liszt: A selection from Valses caprices d'après Schubert S427
Kirill Gerstein, piano.