Kirill Gerstein

Kirill Gerstein is a pianist and has performed with the world’s leading orchestras. He is professor of piano at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, and received a Gilmore Artist Award in 2010. He is on Twitter at @kirillgerstein and his site is

  • The Real Tchaikovsky

    March 9, 2015

    Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, with its grand opening chords, is one of the most recognizable and popular pieces in the classical music repertoire. Yet those chords are not, in fact, what Tchaikovsky wrote at all.

  • Tchaikovsky’s “Wrong” Note

    August 13, 2013

    Is the F in the opening of the slow movement of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto a mistake? A musical investigation.