Mihhail Gerts

Conductor

Biography

„…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“ (RPonline.de)

After recent debuts with orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and Staatskapelle Weimar, Mihhail Gerts begins the new 2017/18 season with the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava, followed by performances of Wagner’s opera The Flying Dutchman at the Estonian National Opera and concerts with the National Philharmonic of Russia. Other projects in the new season include debuts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Bremer Philharmoniker, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Orchestre Regional de Cannes, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Herford, Philharmonie Südwestfalen and the Göttinger Symphonieorchester among many others. He continues to collaborate regularly with orchestras including Orchestre National de Lille, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the National Philharmonic of Russia.

 

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Recent News

Mihhail Gerts Jumps In At Short Notice To Make Helsinki Debut

Conductor Mihhail Gerts has stepped in at short notice to make his debut with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra tomorrow night, November 3rd. The Estonian conductor, praised for his "astonishing precision, highly expressive gestures and warmth" (RPOnline) will...

Reviews

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

Klaus Günther

Solinger Tageblatt

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

IOCO 

“Under the direction of Gerts, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra played sensitively, with agility and dedication.”

Jesko Schulze-Reimpell, Donaukurier 

“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

“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 

“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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