German cellist with extensive repertoire and prize-winning CDs. In residence at the Oregon Symphony Orchestra 2012-2015 and Wigmore Hall 2014-2015. 4th LMMC appearance.
An unerring musical instinct, intense emotionality and a natural, arresting stage presence are the defining qualities of German cellist Alban Gerhardt. Over the past decade, he has established himself among the leading practitioners of his instrument. His sound is unmistakable and his interpretations of the repertoire are distinguished in their originality. He has performed as soloist with many internationally known orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. In 1993 he won the Leonard Rose International Cello Competition sponsored by the University of Maryland, College Park. Reviewing his prize concert in Alice Tully Hall for the New York Times, Allan Kozinn noted that Gerhardt ‘played with the burnished tone, focused intonation, and technical dexterity that one expects of young soloists in these days of high-gloss conservatory training.’ At the 2009 BBC Proms, he premiered a cello concerto by Unsuk Chin, which he has continued to perform around the world. In 2015 the cellist concludes a three-year artist residency with the Oregon Symphony. Mr. Gerhardt plays a cello made by Matteo Goffriller in 1710. 4th LMMC engagement.



BARBER                Cello Sonata in C minor, Opus 6  (1932)
                                       Allegro ma non troppo
                                       Allegro appassionato

BRITTEN              Cello Sonata in C major, Opus 65  (1961)
                                      Dialogo:  Allegro
                                      Scherzo  -  pizzicato:  Allegretto
                                      Elegia:  Lento
                                      Marcia:  Energico
                                      Moto perpetuo:  Presto

BEETHOVEN       Sonata No. 4 in C major, Opus 102 No. 1  (1815)

                                      Andante  -  Allegro vivace
                                      Adagio  -  Allegro vivace

BRAHMS               Cello Sonata in E minor, Opus 38  (1865)

                                      Allegro non troppo
                                      Allegretto quasi menuetto