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Following early competition success, Gerhardt’s international career was launched by his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Semyon Bychkov in 1991. Notable orchestra collaborations since include all of the British and German radio orchestras, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Cleveland, Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras and many others. Conductors he has worked with include Kurt Masur, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christian Thielemann, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Petrenko and Andris Nelsons.
A great concern for him is to establish new cello concertos (which he commits to memory before premieres) into the standard repertoire, and he is grateful that his performances of the concertos by Brett Dean and Unsuk Chin can be found on Berlin Philharmonic’s digital concert hall.
Alban Gerhardt has made many recordings for Hyperion, including several in the ‘Romantic Cello Concerto’ series and two albums of encores in homage to Rostropovich and Casals. He plays a Matteo Gofriller cello dating from 1710 and is married to the violinist Gergana Gergova. They have a son and make their home in Madrid. During his precious moments of spare time Alban likes to read, cook, play tennis, ride his motorbike and ski.