Tuesday November 28th 2.00 pm
Jamina Gerl (piano)
Bach arr Liszt: Prelude & Fugue in A minor BWV 543
Beethoven: Sonata in A flat Op 26
Schubert: Impromptu in B flat D935
Liszt: Ballade no 2 in B minor
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Jamina Gerl was born in Beethoven's native city of Bonn, and her musical gifts were recognized early. She was accepted as a full student at the Cologne Hochschule für Musik und Tanz at the age of only 15 years. There she successfully completed the Diploma degree in instrumental performance and became a student of Russian-born conductor and pianist Eduard Zilberkant, continuing her academic studies with a full scholarship at the University of Alaska in the United States. She earned a Master's degree in Music in piano performance and was an assistant at the Catholic University of America until the end of 2012. Gerl received further inspiration in master classes with renowned artists such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Bernd Goetzke, Menahem Pressler, Jerome Rose, Peter Frankl and Rose Marie Zartner.
Often praised by critics for her artistic depth, technical superiority and remarkable sense of tonal color, Gerl's concerts have led her to European countries as well as to Japan, China and the United States where she has performed with orchestras such as the New York Concerti Sinfonietta Orchestra (Paul Hostetter), the Arctic Chamber Orchestra, the Fairbanks Youth Orchestra (George Rydlinsky) and the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra (Eduard Zilberkant). Over the years she has been awarded scholarships from the Gisela & Erich Andreas Foundation Berlin, the Paul and Maria Kremer Foundation, the Rieke Alten Foundation in Berlin, the WILL Foundation, and the Richard-Wagner-Society. Other awards have include a Cultural Grant for Performing Arts Prizewinner Munich, Germany (2015), 1st prize in International Keyboard Institute & Festival New York, USA (2014) and 1st prize in the American Protégé Concerto Competition (2014) and the International Shining Stars Rachmaninoff Competition New York, USA (2013).