Lorenz Keyboard Series features pianist Kirill Gerstein

Pianist Kirill Gerstein

Award-winning pianist Kirill Gerstein will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Concert Hall at Fresno State in the final presentation of the 2016-17 Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series. Gerstein will perform works Bach, Brahms and Liszt.

With a masterful technique, discerning intelligence, and a musical curiosity that has led him to explore repertoire spanning centuries and styles, this multifaceted Russian-Israeli-American pianist has rapidly ascended into classical music’s highest ranks and “emerged as one of the most respected pianists of his generation” (The New York Times).

After pursuing jazz piano at age 14 as the youngest student ever to attend Boston’s Berklee College of Music, he continued on to win first prize at the 2001 Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv followed by a 2010 Gilmore Artist Award and a 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Tickets are $25 general, $18 for seniors and $5 for students. Free parking is available in Lot P1 (Shaw and Maple avenues). INFO and tickets: 559.278.2337.

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