This Sunday (21 August), violinist Christian Li and conductor Mihhail Gerts will make their Oslo Philharmonic debut at the orchestra’s annual open air concert at the Palace Park. Christian Li will play Saint Saens’ Introduction and Rondo capriccioso and Ole Bull’s Herdgirl’s Sunday. The concert will be televised live via NRK TV and broadcasted on NRK Radio. More information can be found here.
Mihhail’s highly successful 21/22 season included debuts with Orchestre National de Belgique, the City of Birmingham Symphony, Aalborg Symphony and Danish Chamber Orchestra, in addition to return engagements with National Symphony Orchestra Ireland, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bochumer Symphoniker and Odense Symphony. His 22/23 season includes debut engagements with the Bournemouth Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden and RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, two weeks with NSO Ireland and the opening concert of Festival KLAVER in Tallinn conducting the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. October also marks Mihhail’s second season as Artistic Director of TubIN Festival in Estonia, held on October 6 – 9 in Tartu.
The rising star Christian Li who, at age 14, is winner of the 2018 Junior Menuhin Competition, landed an exclusive recording contract with Decca Classics, and the position of “Young Artist in Association” with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra until 2024, enjoyed a busy summer with his first visit to the Verbier Academy. Based in Melbourne, his 22/23 season includes making another trip to Europe in early October to receive the “Prix Young Artist of the Year” award from Festival der Nationen, as well as his debut with Gavle Symphony Orchestra and Jaime Martin performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Throughout the season, Christian performs with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra three times in concerts featuring Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3.
Photo credit: Albert Comper, Kaupo Kikkas