• 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.

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.

…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.

Gerts impressed the crowd to such an extent, that many were left hoping for a swift re-invitation.


Hailed by critics for his “astonishing precision, highly expressive gestures and warmth“ as “a name to remember”, the Estonian conductor Mihhail Gerts has made a name for himself following recent successful debuts with the Orchestre Nazionale delĺ Accademia di Santa Cecilia, BBC Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with the acclaimed baritone Matthias Goerne as soloist.

Gerts has established a regular collaboration with orchestras such as RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, National Philharmonic of Russia and Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Forthcoming dates include debuts with the Staatskapelle Dresden, St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National d ́Ile de France, as well as returning to Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Bremer Philharmoniker etc.

Highlights from the last seasons include a successful debut with Opera Saint-Etienne in Benjamin Godard’s Dante, as well as debuts with NHK Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra etc.

In addition to his symphonic concert career, Gerts has also gained extensive operatic experience as First Kapellmeister and deputy GMD of the Hagen Theater (2015 to 2017) and resident conductor of the Estonian National Opera (2007 to 2014). During these years, he conducted over forty different productions of opera and ballet, most recently a new production of The Flying Dutchman. As a guest conductor, he has appeared at the Teatro la Fenice, Teatro delle Muse, Mikhailovsky Theater St. Petersburg, Belarus National Opera, and many others.

Gerts studied conducting at the Estonian Academy of Music and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin. In 2011 he received his PhD. From 2013 to 2017 he was a Stipendiate of the Dirigentenforum Programme of the German Music Council, and in 2014 was a finalist in the London Symphony Orchestra’s Donatella Flick Competition and Evgeny Svetlanov Conducting Competition.


1.03.2021Staatskapelle Dresden. Semperoper. Tüür, Sinopoli, Schubert

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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