Alban Gerhardt MasterClass

Alban Gerhardt has, for more than thirty 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 set him apart from his peers.
In 2020 premiered a new cello concerto ‘Litanies’ by Julian Anderson with Orchestre National de France which followed on from the success of his performances of Brett Dean’s concerto premiered with Sydney Symphony and Berliner Philharmoniker and also performed with Minnesota Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Further planned performances of the concerto include Boston Symphony Orchestra and Klaus Mäkelä, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo and London Philharmonic Orchestra/Ed Gardner. Other symphonic engagements in Europe include concerts with Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Chambre de Lausanne and Deutsches Sinfonie Orchester Berlin.
Following early competition success, Gerhardt’s international career was launched by his debut with Berliner Philharmoniker and Semyon Bychkov in 1991. Notable orchestra collaborations since include Royal Concertgebouw, Philharmonia, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Chicago Symphony orchestras and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich; under conductors such as Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Petrenko and Andris Nelsons. Alban records for Hyperion; his recording of all Bach’s solo Cello Suites, released in 2019, was one of the Sunday Times top 100 CDs of the year (all genres included).