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Brahms

Variations on a Theme by Haydn

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Harvey

Tranquil Abiding

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Brahms

Piano Concerto No. 1

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Artists

Susanna Mälkki

Conductor

Susanna Mälkki

Conductor

Susanna Malkki NY Philharmonic

Conductor

Susanna Mälkki’s versatility and broad repertoire have taken her to symphony and chamber orchestras, contemporary music ensembles, and opera houses across the world. Recently appointed chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (beginning in the 2016–17 season), Ms. Mälkki is now in her second season as principal guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra. Highlights of her performances with that ensemble include a gala opera evening with soprano Karita Mattila, Sibelius’s Tapiola, Mahler’s Symphony No.9, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with Natalia Gutman, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. Ms. Mälkki has served as music director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain and artistic director of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. As a guest conductor in Europe and North America, her recent highlights include performances with the Chicago, Bavarian Radio, and Swedish symphony orchestras, as well as Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, and Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. Notable recent debuts include the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. In addition to the New York Philharmonic, this season Ms. Mälkki makes debuts with The Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Teatro La Fenice. She also returns to the San Francisco Symphony and Helsinki and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestras. A renowned opera conductor, Ms. Mälkki led Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with Finnish National Opera in August 2014, followed by her debut with Hamburg Staatsoper, conducting a revival of Janáček’s Jenůfa with Ms. Mattila in the title role. In April 2011 Ms. Mälkki became the first woman to conduct at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, where she returned in January 2014. Future highlights include a return to the Opéra national de Paris, where she conducted the world premiere of a ballet by Bruno Mantovani in 2010 and Janáček’s The Makropolous Case last season. Susanna Mälkki studied at the Sibelius Academy with Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam. Prior to conducting, she had a successful career as a cellist and, from 1995 to 1998, was one of the principals of Sweden’s Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2010, is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and was awarded the Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland, one of Finland’s highest honors, in 2011. These performances mark her New York Philharmonic debut.

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Kirill Gerstein

Piano

Kirill Gerstein

Piano

Kirill Gerstein by Marco Borggreve New York Philharmonic

Piano

Pianist Kirill Gerstein is one of today’s most intriguing and versatile musicians, with a masterful technique, discerning intelligence, and a musical curiosity that has led him to explore repertoire spanning centuries and numerous styles. He is the recipient of the 2010 Gilmore Artist Award, and he won first prize at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. Highlights of his 2015–16 season include performances with The Cleveland Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Oregon, Toronto, and Utah symphony orchestras; and recitals in Houston and New York. A highlight of the 2014–15 season was the release of his first orchestral CD, an ECHO Klassik award winner. The recording features Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 — in the composer’s own 1879 version of the score — paired with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, recorded with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by James Gaffigan (Myrios Classics). He performs that version of Tchaikovsky’s concerto this season with the New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and on a European tour with the Czech Philharmonic.

Born in Voronezh, Russia, Kirill Gerstein attended a music school for gifted children and taught himself to play jazz by listening to his parents’ extensive record collection. He came to the United States at the age of 14 to attend Boston’s Berklee College of Music and, after completing his studies in three years, moved to New York to attend the Manhattan School of Music. He is currently artist-in-residence at Berklee College of Music and serves on the piano faculty at the Boston Conservatory.

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