„…with astonishing precision, highly expressives gestures and warmth, his conducting was captivating from the first to the last note. Gerts rose completely above the technical challenges of conducting which he solved without easing up on the tension for one second“ (RPonline.de)
„…Gerts impressed the crowd to such an extent, that many were left hoping for a swift re-invitation“ (Helsingin Sanomat)
Estonian conductor, Mihhail Gerts, is making a name for himself following a number of acclaimed, successful debuts with orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and Staatskapelle Weimar, Helsinki Philharmonic and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. As a guest conductor he has performed with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Bremer Philharmoniker, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, National Philharmonic of Russia, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared at the Mikhailovsky Theater (St. Petersburg), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Teatro delle Muse (Ancona), and National Opera of Belarus (Minsk).
Speaking fluently in seven languages – English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Estonian, he enjoys communicating with various audiences in their native languages. In 2014, Gerts achieved finalist positions in both the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition and the Evgeny Svetlanov Competition. In 2013, he was accepted into the Dirigentenforum program by the German Music Council.
Gerts is starting the new 2018/2019 season with concerts of Beethoven’s „Missa Solemnis“ in Estonia, followed by debuts with Taipei Symphony Orchestra (soloist: H. Grimaud) and Oulu Sinfonia (H. Rott, “Symphony No. 1”). He will also be conducting a new production of the opera „Dante“ by Benjamin Godard in Opera Saint-Etienne.
Tartu Vanemuine Concert Hall, Beethoven "Missa Solemnis"
Ufa State Concert Hall Bashkorkostan, Vladimir Spivakov Violin Competition Final Round
Oulu Sinfonia, H. Rott "Symphony No. 1" Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23
|14.10.2018||Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Soloist: H. Grimaud, Beethoven Overture Leonore 3, Piano Concerto No. 4, Ravel "La Valse", Piano Concerto G Major|
|08.11.2018||National Philharmonic of Russia, Braunschweig, Strawinsky: Divertimento aus "Der Kuss der Fee" (Sinfonische Ballettsuite) |
Tschaikowsky: "Dornröschen" Ballettsuite op. 66a, Tchaikovsky Klavierkonzert No. 1
|10.11.2018||National Philharmonic of Russia, Lohr am Main, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances|
|18.11.2018||National Philharmonic of Russia, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances|
|20.11.2018||National Philharmonic of Russia, La Chaux de Fonds, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Violin Concerto|
|24.11.2018||Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Riga, Latvia, E.S.Tüür "Sow the Wind", P. Daugherty "Time Machine"|
|6.12.2018||Bremer Philharmoniker, Tchaikovsky "Nutcracker"|
|08.01.2019||Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Debussy "La Mer", Ravel "La Valse", Grünberg "World Premiere", Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3|
|17.01. 2019||National Philharmonic of Russia, Moscow Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Soloist: P. L. Aimard, R. Strauss "Don Juan", Dvorak Piano Concerto, Bartok Piano Concerto No. 3|
|22.01.2019||National Philharmonic of Russia, Moscow House of Music, Schubert Symphony No. 9, Mozart Concerto for 2 pianos|
|23.01.2019 - 04.02.2019||Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Program: tbc.|
|08.03.2019||Opera Saint Etienne B. Godard "Dante"|
|10.03.2019||Opera Saint Etienne B. Godard "Dante"|
|12.03.2019||Opera Saint Etienne B. Godard "Dante"|
|07.06.2019||Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, Khachaturjan, Shostakovitch, Goss World Premiere, Gnatalli Concerto for 2 Guitars|
|21.06.2019||Kunming, Nie Er Symphony Orchestra, Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2|