Alban Gerhardt Biography (Wikipedia)
Alban Gerhardt (born 25 May 1969, Berlin) is a German cellist.
From a musical family, Gerhardt is the son of a mother who sang coloratura soprano, and his father, Axel Gerhardt, was a second violinist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for over 40 years. His brother Darius is a guitarist. Gerhardt took up both the piano and the cello at age eight, and studied with Marion Vetter and Götz Teutsch of the Berlin Philharmonic, and eventually began working under Markus Nyikos. Gerhardt has also been a pupil of Boris Pergamenschikov.
Gerhardt's first public performance came on 22 February 1987, when he played Haydn's Cello Concerto No.2 in D with a chamber orchestra in the Berliner Philharmonie. His international career was launched in 1991 when he made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic and Semyon Bychkov. He won top prizes in several competitions in the early 1990s, including the 1990 Deutsche Musikwettbewerb Bonn, the ARD Competition that same year, and the Leonard Rose Competition in 1993. Gerhardt was a member of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme from 1999 to 2001.
- Alban Gerhardt performs Bach live on In Tunehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03szbbk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03szbbk.jpg2016-05-03T14:46:00.000ZAlban Gerhardt performs the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite no.2 live on In Tunehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03szcy5
Alban Gerhardt performs Bach live on In Tune
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