Cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach has been lauded by the press for the "gripping emotion" and "powerful artistry" of her interpretations; qualities which have led to a career striking for its wide range of artistic collaborations. She has appeared extensively in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras across the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America, with such conductors as Mstislav Rostropovich, James DePreist and Peter Oundjian.
Ms. Gerlach is a founding member of the acclaimed Trio Solisti, with whom she performs at major venues and series across the US, including their return this season to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall for a three-concert series. The piano trio has recorded extensively to critical acclaim, including an all-Brahms CD due to be released this spring.
As a founding member of Concertante, a string sextet based in New York City, she toured throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East.
Ms. Gerlach has performed at major festivals including Marlboro, Aspen, Bridgehampton, La Musica di Asolo, Caramoor, and as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has played extensively with Musicians from Marlboro, performing on both national and international tours. A frequent collaborator with dancers, Ms. Gerlach has performed as solo cellist with the Paul Taylor Dance Company on tour in India and at New York’s City Center, and in a duo with New York City Ballet principal dancer, Damian Woetzel.
She is active in commissioning and premiering new works from many preeminent composers, such as Kevin Puts, Lowell Liebermann, Shulamit Ran, Richard Danielpour, Tigran Mansurian and Paul Moravec, and has worked with many others including Philip Glass, Thomas Ades, Osvaldo Golijov and Bright Sheng. Ms. Gerlach was born in New York City, and studied with Aldo Parisot at The Juilliard School and The Yale School of Music.
Cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Reed Tetzloff played sonatas by Bach, Shostakovich, and Beethoven to a hugely appreciative full house in their premiere as a Duo in New York’s Revelation Gallery on April 23, 2019. Their collaboration was the spontaneous suggestion of a mutual friend, and their musical connection was formed immediately as they essayed the first rehearsal of the Bach and Shostakovich Sonatas.
An introduction to play together in that one concert, early in 2019, led to the formation of this exceptional partnership. The synergy is palpable, the playing transcendent and superb.
Their subsequent performances of Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, and Piazolla, in the Fall of 2019 were played to full houses in New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York.
Concert pianist Reed Tetzloff has been stirring sold out audiences to their feet wherever he plays, and winning stunning critical reviews.
Together, these two impressive musicians combine to produce performances of exceptional quality, tenderness, ferocity, and depth.
Together, they are an inspired Duo.
Duo Global General Management:
Natasha O. Cherny
Duo Global Bookings:
Natasha O. Cherny, Richard Wenn