Mihhail Gerts

conductor

Mihhail Gerts is considered to be one of the most talented Estonian conductors of the young generation. He is a graduate of the Estonian Academy of Music & Theatre and of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. In 2005-2007 Gerts directed the Estonian National Men’s Choir and then, as the second conductor of the Estonian National Opera he directed more than 30 performances of opera, operetta and ballet. In 2015 he was appointed the chief of the Music Theatre in Hagen. He appeared as guest conductor in Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, WDR in Cologne, Teatro delle Muse in Ancona, the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg and in the Belarussian Grand National Theatre of Opera & Ballet in Minsk. He conducted many orchestras, including the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire. In 2014, while conducting the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, he became a laureate of the 3rd Yevgeni Svetlanov International Conducting Competition and a finalist in the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in Barbican Hall Center, where he conducted the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 the German Music Council placed his name on the prestigious Maestros von morgen list. Mihhail Gerts opened the 2018/2019 season with Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in the Estonian National Opera. He then took the podium to conduct the Taipei Symphony Orchestra for the first time with Hélène Grimaud as soloist. He also conducted the Finnish Oulu Sinfonia Orchestra, playing the Symphony No. 1 by Hans Rott.

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