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.

Konigsfeld 2015 - Wilde Jagd

Wilde Jagd performance

Jul 17, 2017 Advanced Performance
Jun 23, 2017 Advanced Performance

Konigsfeld 2015 - Feux Follets

Kemal plays Liszt - Feux Follets

Jun 14, 2017 Advanced Performance

Konigsfeld 2015 - Prelude and Fugue B Flat Major WTC I

Kemal plays Bach - Prelude and Fugue B Flat Major WTC I

Jun 14, 2017 Advanced Performance

Konigsfeld 2015 - Chasse-Neige

Kemal plays Liszt - Chasse-Neige

Jun 14, 2017 Advanced Performance

Konigsfeld 2015 - Bach-Prelude and Fugue C Sharp Minor-WTC I

Kemal plays Bach Prelude and Fugue in C# WTC I

Jun 14, 2017 Advanced Performance

Konigsfeld 2015 - Harmonies du Soir

Kemal plays Harmonies du Soir

Jun 14, 2017 Advanced Performance

It's All About the Atmosphere

You can play all the notes but the "atmosphere" has to be there

May 26, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

Striking Effects

We are talking about dynamics and some interesting effects one should do when playing this waltz

Mar 27, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

Liszt and Musical Meter

Kemal talks about meter and how elastic it can be in Liszt's compositions.

Mar 9, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

Suggestion-Accents-Non-Accents

Kemal is looking for a specific dirty sound and explains the difference between accents and non accents

Feb 22, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

Architectural Planning in Music

The piece has its own life and dynamic. A performer needs to be well aware of those

Feb 22, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

What is this Waltz All About

Stefan performs for Kemal and they start working on the piece, trying to understand what it is about.

Feb 16, 2017 Intermediate Lesson

Wilde Jagd

Wilde Jagd from Tauberbischofsheim, 2015

Jan 22, 2017 Advanced Performance