Madison Symphony Orchestra presents cellist Alban Gerhardt
Madison Symphony Orchestra presents cellist Alban Gerhardt. The lyrically bittersweet Walton concerto will be a delicious contrast to the sweeping, majestic romanticism of the Brahms.
Praised for the “warm songfulness of his playing” (The Telegraph) at the 2016 BBC Proms, Alban Gerhardt has, for 25 years, made a unique impact on audiences worldwide with his intense musicality, compelling stage presence, and insatiable artistic curiosity. His gift for shedding fresh light on familiar scores, along with his appetite for investigating new repertoire from centuries past and present, truly sets him apart from his peers.
Following early competition success, Gerhardt’s international career was launched by his debut with Berliner Philharmoniker and Semyon Bychkov in 1991. A highly-acclaimed recording artist, Gerhardt has won three ECHO Klassik Awards as well as ICMA and MIDEM Classic awards, and his recording of Unsuk Chin’s Cello Concerto, released by Deutsche Grammophon, won the BBC Music Magazine Award and was shortlisted for a Gramophone Award in 2015. He has recorded extensively for Hyperion, spearheading the label’s ‘Romantic Cello Concertos’ series, and his new recording of Rostropovich’s ‘Encores’ was released at the end of 2016.
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