Mihhail Gerts



Hailed by critics for his „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 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Other recent highlights have included the Helsinki Philharmonic, Stavanger Symphony, Orchestre National de Lille, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Oulu Sinfonia, and European tours with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia.

The 2019/20 season sees Gerts return to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Oulu Sinfonia, Bremer Philharmoniker, and Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, where Gerts conducts the annual New Years Day concert, as well as a tour of Germany with Nicola Benedetti. Other guest conducting include Gerts‘ debut performance with the Ulster Orchestra, which will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3, as well as performances with the Shanghai and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestras, Kuopio Symphony, and Vaasa City Orchestra.

Highlights from the 2018/19 season included Gerts‘ return to Nantes‘ 2019 Folle Journée to conduct a series of concerts alongside Sinfonia Varsovia, as well as making his debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, and Oulu Sinfonia, where he conducted Hans Rott’s rarely-performed First Symphony. He also conducted performances across the Czech Republich with the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava, and appeared regularly with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

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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...


“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


„…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“



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“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.”


“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