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.

Chopin - Ocean Etude Part 3

We wrap up this mini series with part 3

Dec 1, 2015 Intermediate Lesson
Oct 12, 2015 Intermediate Lesson

Chopin - Ocean Etude Part 1

3 part mini series with Kemal Gekic

Oct 1, 2015 Intermediate Lesson
Sep 25, 2015 Intermediate Lesson

Liszt - Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto Part 1

From a mastreclass in Trossingen, Germany 2008

Aug 28, 2015 Intermediate Lesson
Jun 15, 2015 Intermediate Lesson
Jun 2, 2015 Intermediate Lesson

Liszt - Piano Sonata in B minor Part 1

From a workshop in Trossingen, Germany

May 13, 2015 Intermediate Lesson

Rachmaninoff - Two Musical Moments

Student just learned these pieces and he is playing for Kemal

Mar 23, 2015 Intermediate Lesson

Chopin-Scherzo Op.31 in B flat Part 2

Part 2 - Scherzo with Kemal

Feb 9, 2015 Intermediate Lesson

Chopin - Scherzo Op. 31 in B flat Part 1

Kemal starts working with a student with a simple question. What do you think this composition is all about?

Nov 25, 2014 Intermediate Lesson

Liszt - La Campanella - Chopin - G minor Ballade

Unedited lesson from a masterclass Kemal gave in Japan. One hour and 16 minutes long

Nov 23, 2014 Intermediate Lesson

Chopin - Etude Op.25 No.12 Part 1

Kemal is helping a student play this very famous etude.

Aug 14, 2014 Intermediate Lesson

Poulenc - Suite for Piano in C Part 3

Really good performance notes from Kemal and attention to detail

Jun 17, 2014 Intermediate Lesson