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.

Liszt-Transcendental Etude No 8 Wilde Jagd Part 9

Part 9 and the series wrap up. Kemal points out how much the actual performance and playing for audience matters.

Dec 28, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Liszt-Transcendental Etude No 8 Wilde Jagd Part 8

Part 8, more on dynamic levels, articulation and voicing.

Dec 22, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Liszt-Transcendental Etude No 8 Wilde Jagd Part 7

As we progress throughout the etude, we get to talk about sound levels

Dec 18, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Liszt-Transcendental Etude No 8 Wilde Jagd Part 6

We are talking about the main two themes, artistic freedom and getting down to the nitty gritty of this etude.

Dec 9, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Liszt-Transcendental Etude No 8 Wilde Jagd Part 5

Metric, dynamic contrasts, a bit more on Liszt and how he composed..all that in part 5

Dec 6, 2016 Intermediate Lesson
Nov 29, 2016 Intermediate Lesson
Nov 24, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Liszt-Transcendental Etude No 8 Wilde Jagd Part 2

Digging deeper into the score, main themes, the opening

Nov 20, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Liszt-Transcendental Etude No 8 Wilde Jagd Part 1

A lesson given a few years back in Novi Sad, Serbia. Mini series in a few parts

Nov 16, 2016 Intermediate Lesson

Rachmaninoff - Musical Moments Part 3

We are digging in a bit deeper into the score in this Part 3

Oct 11, 2016 Intermediate Lesson
Oct 6, 2016 Beginner Lesson

Rachmaninoff - Musical Moments Part 1

Kemal working with a student on two musical moments

Sep 2, 2016 Beginner Lesson

Bach-Prelude and Fugue WTC II in G Minor

Liszt Etude - Bach Prelude and Fugue, that is the pattern

Jul 19, 2016 Intermediate Performance

Liszt - Feux Follets

Another Feus Follets from Kemal Gekic, but from a different recital

Jul 10, 2016 Intermediate Performance