Estonian conductor Mihhail Gerts is making a name for himself following a number of acclaimed, successful debuts with orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and Staatskapelle Weimar, Helsinki Philharmonic and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
As a guest conductor he has performed with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Bremer Philharmoniker, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, National Philharmonic of Russia, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared at the Mikhailovsky Theater, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro delle Muse (Ancona), and National Opera of Belarus.
Speaking fluently in seven languages – English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Estonian, he enjoys communicating with various audiences in their native languages. In 2014, Gerts achieved finalist positions in both the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition and the Evgeny Svetlanov Competition. In 2013, he was accepted into the Dirigentenforum programme by the German Music Council.
Gerts is starting the new 2018/2019 season with concerts of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in Estonia, followed by debuts with Taipei Symphony Orchestra (soloist Hélène Grimaud) and Oulu Sinfonia (Hans Rott’s Symphony No. 1). He will also be conducting a new production of the opera Dante by Benjamin Godard in Opéra de Saint-Etienne.