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Alban Gerhardt (Cello)

Born: 25th May 1969, Berlin

Nationality: German

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Alban Gerhardt is a German cellist.

From a musical family, Gerhardt is the son of a mother who sang coloratura soprano, and his father, Axel Gerhardt, was a second violinist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for over 40 years. His brother Darius is a guitarist. Gerhardt took up both the piano and the cello at age eight, and studied with Marion Vetter and Götz Teutsch of the Berlin Philharmonic, and eventually began working under Markus Nyikos. Gerhardt has also been a pupil of Boris Pergamenschikov.

Gerhardt's first public performance came on 22 February 1987, when he played Haydn's Cello Concerto No.2 in D with a chamber orchestra in the Berliner Philharmonie.

Further Reading: Alban Gerhardt

 Interview, Alban Gerhardt on Rostropovich

Katherine talks to the cellist about his tribute to 'Slava', out now on Hyperion.

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