Progetto Martha Argerich




Gabriela Montero


Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Gabriela gave her first public performance at the age of five. Aged eight she made her concerto debut with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra conducted by José Antonio Abreu and was granted a scholarship from the Venezuelan Government to study in the U.S.A. She currently resides in Boston with her two daughters. From her first contact with a piano, Gabriela has always improvised and she decided to make it public at the behest of Martha Argerich. Gabriela’s engagements include her acclaimed performances with the New York Philharmonic debut with Lorin Maazel, LA Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Vienna Radio Symphony, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica and with the UBS Verbier Chamber Orchestra with Antonio Pappano and in recital at the Edinburgh Festival, Verbier Festival, Bergen Festival, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Istanbul International Festival, Wigmore Hall, Köln Philharmonie, Tonhalle Dusseldorf, Kennedy Centre Washington DC, National Arts Centre Ottawa, Orchard Hall Tokyo. In January 2009 Gabriela took part with Itzhak Perlman, Anthony McGill e Yo-Yo Ma in the Inauguration Ceremony of Barack Obama in the USA in a specially composed work by John Williams for Piano, Clarinet, Violin and Cello. In 2008, her album Baroque was nominated for a Grammy Award in two categories (Best Crossover Category and Best Producer Category). In 2010 she recorded her latest album, entitled Solatino – dedicated to Latin American repertoire that is inspired by her Venezuelan homeland.


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