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Pianist Gerstein plans varied repertoire for Troy concert

Pianist Kirill Gerstein will perform as part of the Troy Chromatics Concert series on Wednesday at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. (Marco Borggreve)
Pianist Kirill Gerstein will perform as part of the Troy Chromatics Concert series on Wednesday at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. (Marco Borggreve)
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TROY — Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein has always been a little ahead of the curve, from being a quick study to using an iPad instead of a page turner at his concerts. It all started early when he was studying at a school for gifted children near his home in Voronezh, Russia. Although he was being classically trained, he so loved listening to his parents’ jazz collection that he taught himself how to play jazz. ...

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