Kirill Gerstein will play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, in the concert of the Munich Philharmonic led by Semyon Bychkov (Sunday May 28, at Palazzo De André). Gerstein replaces Jean-Yves Thibaudet, who had to cancel last minute for personal reasons and renounce to the tour started from Munich. A replacement of excellence: first place in the 10th Arthur Rubinstein Competition in 2001, not only does the Russian pianist stand out among the most prominent and brilliant pianists of his generation – he recently debuted with the Wien and Berlin Philharmonics, as well as with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – but he is also one of the foremost interpreters of Tchaikovsky. In February, he played the Concerto No.1 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Tchaikovsky Festival, a new accurate critical revision of the 1879 version.