Kemal Gekic

Kemal Gekic

placeMiami, FL

105 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.

Rachmaninoff - Etude Tableaux Op 39 No 9

Etude Tableaux Op 39 No 9

Jan 2, 2018 Advanced Performance

Rachmaninoff - Etude Tableaux Op 39 No 8

Etude Tableaux Op 39 No 8

Dec 20, 2017 Advanced Performance

Rachmaninoff - Etude Tableaux Op 39 No 3

Etude Tableaux Op 39 No 3

Dec 20, 2017 Advanced Performance

Rachmaninoff - Etude Tableaux Op 33 No 6

Etude Tableaux Op. 33 No. 6

Dec 15, 2017 Advanced Performance

Rachmaninoff - Etude Tableaux Op 33 No 2

Etude Tableaux Op. 33 No. 2

Dec 15, 2017 Advanced Performance

Rachmaninoff - Prelude Op 23 No 7

Prelude Op. 23 No. 7

Dec 15, 2017 Advanced Performance
Dec 7, 2017 Advanced Performance

Rachmaninoff - Elegie Op 3 No 1

Kemal plays Rachmaninoff Elegie

Dec 7, 2017 Advanced Performance

The Whole Structure of the Piece

We are talking about the structure and Kemal points out that everything played must really sound well

Dec 6, 2017 Advanced Lesson

Konigsfeld 2015 - Prelude and Fugue WTC I in c Minor

Kemal plays Bach - Prelude and Fugue in c Minor WTC I

Dec 1, 2017 Intermediate Performance

Mystery Hidden in the Layers of Sound

We are moving through the piece and talking about the sound differentation, layers

Oct 26, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

Interesting Harmonies

We are covering dolce appassionato and presto sections and talking about the character, harmonies..

Aug 22, 2017 Advanced Lesson

Konigsfeld 2015 - Ricordanza

Transcendental Etude No. 9

Jul 17, 2017 Advanced Performance

Konigsfeld 2015 - Prelude and Fugue WTC I in E Flat Major

E flat major prelude and fugue WTC I

Jul 17, 2017 Advanced Performance