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Sought-After Cellist Debuting with the WSO Today

October 8, 2010 6:18 AM | Entertainment

A world-renowned cellist is making his debut with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra this weekend.

Alban Gerhardt (left) will play a matinée (Brahms Symphony No. 2) at 10:30 a.m. and then a Dvorák Cello Concerto at 8 p.m.

Gerhardt has established himself in the past decade among the great cellists of our time. Critics have praised him as a musical genius, with an unmistakable sound and his own interpretations that distinguish themselves with great originality. His extensive repertoire of about 60 concerti has allowed him to play alongside more than 180 orchestras worldwide.

Gerhardt’s work has won him four awards, including Echo Classics Prizes (the German equivalent to the Grammys) in 1998 and 2003, and the MIDEM Classics Award in 2006. His most recent prize came in 2009: an Echo Classics Award for his recordings of the Reger Sonatas and Suites.

Individual tickets are $20 each, or $60 for a season pass, including all four concerts.

To purchase tickets, visit WSO.ca.

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