Mihhail Gerts

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Combining expressive charm, clear technique and meticulous attention to detail, Mihhail Gerts has recently drawn attention for successful debuts with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. With a passion for the music of his native Estonia, Gerts is Founder and Artistic Director of the TubIN Festival, honouring the work and legacy of Estonian refugee Eduard Tubin.

The 23/24 season sees return invitations to the Gulbenkian Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Ulster Orchestra, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Odense Symphony, Estonian National Symphony and Orchestre National de Pays de la Loire in repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to world premieres by Signe Lykke and Tovio Tulev via Bach, Brahms, Ravel, Prokofiev and Arvo Pärt whilst at the TubIN Festival he conducts Tubin’s seventh and eighth symphonies.

In recent seasons Gerts has conducted the Staatskapelle Dresden, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras.

He spent his formative years as Resident Conductor of the Estonian National Opera (2007-2014) during which time he conducted over 40 different productions, followed by a period as Deputy GMD of the Hagen Theater (2015-17). As a guest he has conducted opera productions at Teatro la Fenice, Teatro delle Muse, Opera de St-Etienne and Belarus National Opera.

Gerts studied conducting at the Estonian Academy of Music and completed his PhD at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. He was invited onto the Deutsche Dirigentenforum from 2013 until 2017 and was a finalist at the Donatella Flick and Evgeny Svetlanov Conducting Competitions in 2014.

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