Mihhail Gerts

Conductor

Biography

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 Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with acclaimed baritone Matthias Goerne as soloist. Other recent highlights have included debuts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Helsinki Philharmonic, Stavanger Symphony, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Bremer Philharmoniker and Beethoven Orchester Bonn.

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, with whom he recently conducted a tour of Germany with violinst Nicola Benedetti. Forthcoming dates include performances with the Shanghai and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestras.

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Recent News

Mihhail Gerts Jumps in to Make BBC Symphony Debut 12 November

Conductor Mihhail Gerts will make his BBC Symphony Orchestra debut on Tuesday, 12 November when he steps in to replace Alexander Vedernikov in a concert with best-selling author Neil Gaiman in London’s Barbican Centre. The Estonian conductor has made a...

Mihhail Gerts Jumps in to Make Liverpool Debut 4 & 7 April

Hot on the heels of his triumphant jump-in debut with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Mihhail Gerts will make his Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra debut this week in two concerts: Thursday, 4 April and Sunday, 7 April. Mihhail replaces conductor Elim Chan...

Reviews

“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.”

Jacques Schmitt

ResMusica

„…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

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“Gerts […] held the reins of the orchestra very well, revealing himself an attentive connoisseur of the pieces performed, clean in gesture, incisive as an interpreter. 

Fabio Larvoere, Corriere della Sera Dec 12th 2019

From the first bars, the biting attack of the double bass conveys the total adherence of the musicians of the orchestra to the ample, flexible, graceful and precise gestures of Mihhail Gerts who gives us an interpretation of rare eloquence

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A total symbiosis for a great moment of music delivered by Mihhail Gerts, ovationated by the public and the musicians, a masterly ratification! A young conductor to follow…

Patrice Imbaud, ResMusica November 19th 2019

“Mihhail Gerts and the orchestra were truly magical … I was in awe watching Mihhail Gerts’ conducting.”

Ben Lunn, DELFI Kultüra Nov 27th 2018

“His energy and clarity impressed, contact with the orchestra was also noticeably good.”

Klaus Günther, Solinger Tageblatt 

“In terms of belcanto, Gerts led the Philharmonic in the pit with precision and delicacy.”

IOCO 

“The applause applied essentially to the conductor Mihhail Gerts, who conveyed the music of Donizetti sensitively, without neglecting the drama.”

Christopf Zimmermann, theater:pur 

“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 

“The applause for the conductor should have, by rights, been even stronger.”

Christopf Zimmermann, theater:pur