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Gerhardt, Alban (cello)
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Alban Gerhardt (cello)

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 sets him apart from his peers.

In 2020 Alban premiered Litanies, a new cello concerto by Julian Anderson, with the Orchestre National de France. This followed the success of Alban’s performances of Brett Dean’s concerto, premiered with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Berliner Philharmoniker and also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Further planned performances of the work include those with the Boston Symphony Orchestra / Klaus Mäkelä, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo, and London Philharmonic Orchestra / Edward Gardner. Other symphonic engagements in Europe include concerts with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Chambre de Lausanne, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

Following early competition success, Alban Gerhardt’s international career was launched by his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Semyon Bychkov in 1991. Notable orchestral collaborations since then include those with the Royal Concertgebouw, Philharmonia, Cleveland, Chicago Symphony and Philadelphia orchestras and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. He has worked with renowned conductors such as the late Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Petrenko and Andris Nelsons. Alban records for Hyperion; his album of the complete Bach cello suites, released in 2019, was rated by The Sunday Times as one of the top 100 albums of the year in any genre.


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