Biography

Gerard Aimontche is a prize-winner of international competitions such as Grieg International Piano Competition; 8th Maria Yudina International Competition of Young Pianists, Piano Duets, and Chambers Ensembles; 7th Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition for Young Musicians; Chappell Medal Competition and Schumann Prize Award (London); American Protégé Romantic Music Competition (New York); Guzik Foundation Award (San-Francisco).

He was also a semi-finalist of Motreux Jazz Piano Competition (Switzerland); Hamamatsu Piano Competition and Cleveland Piano Competition.

He has performed in Russia and abroad in such well-known venues as the Carnegie Hall; Tchaikovsky Concert Hall; Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory; The Kremlin Armoury; Cleveland Museum of Natural History and many others.

He has given concerts in different Concert Halls with the State Symphony Orchestra of Moscow under the lead of Dmitriy Orlov, and he also played with the Kaliningrad Chamber Orchestra under the prestigious batton of Aleksandr Andreev. In 2014 he has interpreted George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with Kursk Philharmonic Orchestra and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini with Yaroslavl State Philharmonic Orchestra.

Gerard has been invited to perform at such international music festivals as Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria), Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux, Switzerland), Visiting Larisa Gergieva (Vladikavkaz, Russia), The River of Talents (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Night in the Museum (Tretyakovskaya Gallery, Moscow, Russia), and many others.

Gerard is studying simultaneously at the Royal College of Music (Masters in Performance, with Professor Norma Fisher), and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (postgraduate degree in performance, with Professor Sergey Dorensky). He is a Neville Wathen Scholar supported by a John & Marjorie Coultate Award and he is also supported by Talent Unlimited. He holds a Music Diploma (Distinction) from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (2014), where he studied with Professor Sergey Dorensky and his assistants, professors Andey Pisarev, Nikolay Lugansky, and Pavel Nersessian. In 2009 he graduated from Gnessin Music School (Undergraduate Diploma).

In October 2015 Gerard Aimontche made his orchestral debut performing Rachmaninov 3rd Concerto during the 'Color of Music' Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

In July 2016 Gerard joined the Verbier Festival Academy, where he mastered his performance skills under the guidance of such outstanding musicians as Klaus Hellwig, Ferenc Rados, András Schiff etc.

Upcoming concerts

Monday 24 April 2017

St James’s Church Piccadilly lunchtime concert


Repertoire

Handel

Suite in E-major ‘The Harmonius Blacksmith’

J.S. Bach

WTK VOL I
Prelude and a fugue c-moll
Prelude and fugue D-dur
Prelude and a fugue d-moll
Prelude and a fugue e-moll
Prelude and a fugue gis-moll
Prelude and fugue B-dur
Prelude and a fugue b-moll
WTK VOL II
Prelude and fugue C-dur
Prelude and a fugue c-moll
Prelude and a fugue a-moll

J. Haydn

Sonata h-moll Hob. XVI: 32
Sonata Es-dur Hob. XVI: 52
Sonata D-dur Hob XVI: 37
Sonata As-dur Hob XVI/46

L. Beethoven

Sonata ор 13 c-moll
Sonata ор 53 C-dur
Sonata op 90 e-moll
Sonata op 110 As-dur

Grieg

Kobold op.71 no 3
Dance from Jolster op.17
Wedding day in Trollhaugene, op.65
Procession of gnomes, op. 54 no 3

Schuman

Symphonic etudes op.13

F. Chopin

Etudes op 10 no 1, op 25 no 5, 6, 10, 11, 12
Polonaises c-moll op 40
As-dur op.53
Ballade no 4 op 52
Scherzo №4 op 53

F. Liszt

Transcendental etudes ‘Mazeppa’, ‘Wild hunt’
Concert etude in D flat major
Petrarch Sonnet no 104
Hungarian Rhapsody №6
Sonata in b minor

Verdi-Liszt

Rigoletto Paraphrase

M. Balakirev

Oriental fantasy ‘Islamey’

S. Rachmaninov

‘Elegy’, ‘Polichinelle’ ор 3
‘Humoresque’ op 10 no 5
Prelude h-moll op 32
Etude-picture es-moll ор 39 no 5
Etude-picture a-moll ор 39 no 6 ‘Little Red Riding Hood’
The Etude-picture D-dur ор 39 no 9
Etude-picture Es-dur op 33 no 10
Musical moment op 16 no 2 es-moll, no 3 h-moll, 5 Des-dur, 6 С-dur
Polka V.R.
Sonata No.2 op.36

Fritz Kreisler / Rachmaninoff

‘Liebesfreud’
‘Liebesleid’

Musorgsky-Hudolei

‘Night on a bald mountain’

M. Ravel

Pavane for a Dead Princess

S. Prokofiev

March from ‘The Love For Three Oranges’
Toccata op. 11
Sonata no 3

A. Scriabin

Sonata no.5 op 53

B. Bartok

Allegro barbaro

I. Stravinsky

3 fragments from the ballet ‘Petrushka’

N. Kapustin

24 preludes in Jazz style op.53 No. 4, 17, 23

For piano with an orchestra

Mozart Concerto 23 A-dur KV 488
Grieg Concerto No 1 a-moll
Tchaikovsky Concerto No 1
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini op 43
Rachmaninov Concerto No 3 op 30
Shostakovich Concerto no 2
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Videos

  • Participants of "Night of Art" on innovative event at the Tretyakov Gallery.
  • The Colour of Music Festival, Charleston, South Carolina, 2015. Lee Cowan of CBS reports.
  • Three Movements from the ballet Petrushka.

Contact

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