abFRACKt: Pure romance

A Russian masterpiece on the piano


Friday | 10/25/2024
7:30 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan

About the Concert

In our abFRACKt series, a few things are different: the concert lasts a maximum of one hour, the musicians don't play in black tails, and nobody has to worry about clapping in the wrong place.

And you don't need any special knowledge to understand the music. Just come, listen and be surprised. And if you want to learn a little more about the music, download the free Wolfgang app on your smartphone and let it guide you through a live concert of each work.

Afterwards, we invite you to linger in our foyers, enjoy an abFRACKt cocktail (also available non-alcoholic) in the "Tutti" café, have a glass of wine or beer and relax, chat or simply look out over the city from the balcony. Children are welcome, the Wolfgang app is suitable for children of reading age and above.

About the concert:

There is classical music where you can completely forget the world around you and immerse yourself in another world from the very first bars. The First Piano Concerto by Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky is undoubtedly one of them. And you don't know what to admire first: the enormous speed and precision of the pianist's hands, or the almost exuberant emotion that comes from the instrument. A piano has 88 keys, but here there seem to be at least three times as many.


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor


Dima Slobodeniouk
Kirill Gerstein
Dresdner Philharmonie


Dima Slobodeniouk


Dima Slobodeniouk is celebrated for his musical expertise and profound interpretations. Born in Russia, the conductor moved to Finland in 1991 and completed his studies there. From 2016 to 2021, he was Chief Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Sibelius Festival, and from 2013 to 2022 Chief Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. Recently, he has made his debuts at the Bavarian State Opera and with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, among others.

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Kirill Gerstein

The pianist Kirill Gerstein plays with an energetic, imaginative and musical presence that has brought him to the forefront of the international professional world. Solo and concert performances have taken him from Europe to the United States, East Asia and Australia. He has long championed the importance of teaching in the lives of musicians and is currently Professor of Piano at the Hanns Eisler Academy in Berlin and a member of the teaching staff at Kronberg Academy.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

Top Class!

Top class!
That is the claim of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra stands for concerts at the highest artistic level, musical education for all ages and looking beyond the musical horizon. Guest performances on almost every continent and collaborations with guests from all over the world have established the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the international classical music world.  

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