• Mihhail Gerts


Immediately Mihhail Gerts delves into the music. His ability to push his ensemble forward, towards a sound density, and a magmatic strength is extraordinary. Behind his expressive and graceful gestures, under his baton, he holds his ensemble with supple authority.

To summarise, next to the classical music stars who jump from festival to concert until exhaustion, often leaving the audience hungry, Mihhail Gerts provides a happy relief. A name to remember, an artist to follow absolutely.

— Resmusica.com, Jaques Schmitt

Mihhail Gerts and the orchestra were truly magical. Gerts had a wonderful cool and calm demeanour, the power and passion came so naturally to him with what looked like very little physical effort.

— Delfi.lv, Ben Lunn

…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.


12.10.2019Luxembourg Philharmonic, Grieg
12.11.2019BBC Symphony, Barbican, Dukas, Wagner, Britten
15.11.2019Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Philharmonie de Paris, Matthias Goerne, Mahler Shostakowitch
10.12.2019-14.12.2019Orchestra dell Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Brahms, Schubert, Rossini
01.01.2020Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Chabrier, Lalo, Ravel
9.01-12.01.2020Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Johann Strauss
16.01-18.01.2020Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Beethoven
24.01-26.01.2020Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, La Folle Journée, Beethoven
28.01-01.02.2020Sinfonia Varsovia, La Folle Journée, Beethoven
07.02.2020Dublin RTE National Orchestra Bruckner
28.02.2020Estonian National Symphony Orchestra Bruckner 8

The applause applied essentially to the conductor Mihhail Gerts, who conveyed the music of Donizetti sensitively, without neglecting the drama – Christopf Zimmermann, theater:pur

In terms of belcanto, Gerts led the Philharmonic in the pit with precision and delicacy – IOCO, 25.01.17

The orchestra under Mihhail Gerts brought the highly emotional music of Donizetti brilliantly out of the pit and by doing so also inspired the acting of the singers – Fritz Gerwinn, Deianira 22.01.17

His energy and clarity impressed, contact with the orchestra was also noticeably good – Klaus Günther, Solinger Tageblatt, 9.03.17

…with astonishing precision, highly expressive 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

Under the direction of Gerts, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra played sensitively, with agility and dedication – Jesko Schulze-Reimpell, Donaukurier 23.03.17

Gerts knows how to conduct a big opera, has a flair for tempi and worked with the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra in a very precise way – OMM, Stefan Schmöe

Conducting a highly motivated Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerts conveyed the multifacet [of the opera], which were missing from the staging. He allowed the orchestra to explode, but the sound stayed very transparent and subtle – Monika Willer, Westfalenpost

The applause for the conductor should have, by rights, been even stronger – Christopf Zimmermann, theater:pur

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