Kemal Gekic, highly-acclaimed pianist and FIU School of Music professor and artist-in-residence, will perform an intimate benefit concert on Sunday, April 22, at Miami Beach Urban Studios. The funds raised will go toward scholarships for FIU keyboard studies students.
Born in Split, Croatia, Gekic trained under Professor Lorenza Baturina. He graduated from the Art Academy of Novi Sad and was immediately given a faculty appointment by the piano department, which he later directed until 1999. Since then, he has been artist-in-residence at FIU School of Music.
As a recording artist, Gekic has received accolades in Europe, America and Japan. 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.