Kemal Gekic

Kemal Gekic

placeMiami, FL

117 videos

Flamboyant, daring, provocative, exciting, seductive and sensitive are some of the words used to describe one of today’s most formidable pianists, Kemal Gekic, whose playing has been acclaimed worldwide by public and critics alike. His daring approach to tone and form, marked him as a maverick in the musical world, a distinction he welcomes: the very strength of his artistry challenges, provokes, intrigues. “Gekic rides the charismatic edge of genious” R. Dyer, Boston Globe “He is something like a general who has learned all the rules in the book and is therefore free to ignore them in the time of war” James Roos, Miami Herald “His playing is transcendental as well as incandescent” John Ardoin, Dallas Morning News Performing worldwide from a vast repertoire, Kemal Gekic presents fascinating, uncompromising and ever-changing interpretations , always generating frenzied audience enthusiasm. As a recording artist, Kemal Gekic has won accolades in Europe, America and Japan for insightful, original views of the music. His outstanding Rossini-Liszt transcriptions (Naxos) won “The Rosette” of The Penguin Guide for Music, while his recording of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes (JVC) is generally considered to be the best recording of a set in history. Born is Split, Croatia, Kemal Gekic got his early training from Prof. Lorenza Baturina. He graduated the class of Prof.Jokuthon Mihailovic at the Art Academy of Novi Sad and was immediately given a faculty appointment by the piano department which he eventually directed until 1999. Since 1999 he has been Artist in Residence at the Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Chopin mazurka Op. 30 No. 4

Kemal's rendition of Chopin's mazurka Op. 30 No. 4 (Montreal, Canada, 1988)

Nov 23, 2021 Advanced Performance

Chopin etude Op. 10 no. 10

Kemal's rendition of Chopin's etude Op. 10 no. 10 (Montreal, Canada, 1988)

Nov 23, 2021 Advanced Performance

Liszt - Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Kemal's rendition of Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (Montreal, Canada, 1988)

Nov 15, 2021 Advanced Performance

Chopin Sonata No. 3 b minor Op.58 - Presto non tanto

Kemal's rendition of Chopin's b minor sonata (Montreal, Canada, 1988)

Nov 11, 2021 Advanced Performance

Chopin Sonata No. 3 b minor Op.58 - Largo

Kemal's rendition of Chopin's b minor sonata (Montreal, Canada, 1988)

Oct 30, 2021 Advanced Performance

Chopin Sonata No. 3 b minor Op.58 - Molto vivace

Kemal's rendition of Chopin's b minor sonata (Montreal, Canada, 1988)

Oct 30, 2021 Advanced Performance

Chopin Sonata No. 3 b minor Op.58 - Allegro maestoso

Kemal's rendition of Chopin's b minor sonata (Montreal, Canada, 1988)

Oct 22, 2021 Advanced Performance

Chopin - Ballade No.1 in g minor Op. 23

Chopin, ballade in g minor

Oct 17, 2021 Advanced Performance

Beethoven - Appassionata Op. 57 III mvt - Allegro ma non troppo - Presto

Kemal's rendition of Beethoven's Appassionata (Montreal, Canada, 1988)

Oct 12, 2021 Advanced Performance

Beethoven - Appassionata Op. 57 II mvt - Andante con moto

Kemal's rendition of Beethoven's Appassionata (Montreal, Canada, 1988)

Oct 9, 2021 Advanced Performance

Beethoven - Appassionata Op. 57 I mvt - Allegro assai

Kemal's rendition of Beethoven's Appassionata (Montreal, Canada, 1988)

Oct 5, 2021 Advanced Performance

What about the Yugoslavian?

Maybe you know the story, maybe not but now we have a video, well, almost from that event where Alan stood up and yelled in the middle of Montreal piano competition finalist announcement.

Oct 3, 2021 Beginner Information
Nov 24, 2020 Intermediate Lesson
Nov 21, 2020 Intermediate Lesson