Mihhail Gerts will make his much anticipated debut conducting Staatskapelle Dresden on 22 December, 2022 at the Semperoper. The programme features Debussy’s Petite Suite (arranged by Henri Büser); Gianstera’s Harp Concerto, with soloist Johanna Schellenberger; and Brahms’ inspired Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11.

Hailed by critics as “a name to remember” (ResMusica) thanks to his “astonishing precision, highly expressive gestures and warmth” (RP Online), the prominent 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, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, with the acclaimed baritone Matthias Goerne as soloist. He is also the artistic director of the TubIN Festival, initiated to promote the outstanding symphonic music of the Estonian composer Eduard Tubin.

In addition to his Staatskapelle Dresden debut, this season Gerts makes his debuts with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Oslo Philharmonic, RTV Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Taipei Symphony in addition to Australian debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He will also return to National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin and Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

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