Gabriela Montero

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Gabriela Montero is a Venezuelan concert pianist, composer, improviser and human rights advocate. Recognized globally as a concert artisit in the core classical repertoire, Gabriela plays regularly with the world's leading orchestras and conductors. Gabriela's ability to spontaneously compose new works in front of an audience is also widely documented and celebrated. Her sustained use of "creative dissent" to protest human rights abuses in her native land led to her appointment in 2015 as the first Honorary Consul of Amnesty International. She has spoken twice at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and played at the first inauguration of US President Barack Obama.

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Gabriela Montero: Grammy-winning CD shows 30. Apr 2016

Gabriela Montero
Sergei Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No.2
Gabriela Montero, "Ex Patria"
Gabriela Montero, 3 Improvisations

Gabriela Montero's debut orchestral recording rejoins an age-old tradition of the pianist as composer and improviser.

Both a personal lament and the collective protest of censored voi...

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NameMontero, Gabriela
Born inVenezuela, South America
Home LocationBarcelona, Spain
Main languageEnglish
Additional languages Spanish; Castilian 
attended UniversitiesRoyal Academy of Music, London

GRAND RAPIDS
2018-01-12, Grand Rapids
DeVos Performance Hall
Grand Rapids Symphony
Conductor: Marcelo Lehninger
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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HASSELT
2018-02-24, Hasselt
Orchestre National de Belgique
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BALTIMORE
2018-01-20, Baltimore
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BERLIN
2017-06-30, Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin
Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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2014-01-24 Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland
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Montero approached Schumann's score with steely precision and, where called for, a melting lyricism. Schumann's masterstroke in this piece is not so much the heroic march that forms the second movement, but the glowing, slow finale that follows it.

"Montero's marvelous pedal effect as she transitioned into the last part, and her sustained tone and phrasing to the end, made a strong case for Schumann's work to be heard more often.

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REVIEW from 2014-01-24  
GRAND RAPIDS
2018-01-13, Grand Rapids
DeVos Performance Hall
Grand Rapids Symphony
Conductor: Marcelo Lehninger
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BREMEN
2018-05-28, Bremen
Die Glocke - Bremen, Germany
Bremen Philharmonic
Conductor: Antonio Mendez
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BRUSSELS
2018-02-25, Brussels
Orchestre National de Belgique
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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WUPPERTAL
2017-07-05, Wuppertal
Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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INGOLSTADT
2017-07-02, Ingolstadt
Festsaal Ingolstadt

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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MILAN
2017-09-15, Milan

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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Gabriela Montero, "God Save the Queen". THE ALDEBURGH IMPROVISATIONS, no.5
n 2012, Venezuelan pianist and composer Gabriela Montero improvised the entire second half of her solo recital at the Aldeburgh Festival. As a theme for her fifth and final improvisation, a member of the audience suggested "God Save the Queen". 
GSTAAD
2017-08-05, Gstaad
Church Saanen
Gstaad Festival Orchestra

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BRUSSELS
2018-02-23, Brussels
Orchestre National de Belgique
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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GABRIELA MONTERO, album trailer: Montero "ExPatria", Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2, Montero Improvisations
Gabriela Montero’s debut orchestral recording rejoins an age-old tradition of the pianist as composer and improviser. Both a personal lament and the collective protest of muted voices, Ex Patria reveals a Venezuelan homeland ravaged by societal collapse. It is accompanied by the beloved Piano Concerto No. 2 of Rachmaninov, a pianist whose own exile resonates profoundly in Montero’s affections. Three improvisations conclude, each composed and recorded spontaneously in homage to the improvisational practices of the Classical masters. 
BARCELONA
2018-01-25, Barcelona
Orquestra de Cadaques

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GRAN CANARIA
2017-06-09, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Auditorio Alfredo Kraus - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria
Conductor: Günther Herbig
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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SANTO DOMINGO
2017-05-23, Santo Domingo
Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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MINAS GERAIS
2018-04-05, Belo Horizonte
Orquesta Filarmonica de Minas Gerais

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GIRONA
2017-03-03, Girona
Auditori de l'Ateneu

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BREMEN
2018-05-29, Bremen
Die Glocke - Bremen, Germany
Bremen Philharmonic
Conductor: Antonio Mendez
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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WIESBADEN
2017-07-08, Wiesbaden
Kurhaus Wiesbaden - Wiesbaden, Germany
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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TAIPEI
2017-04-18, Taipei
National Concert Hall

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BARCELONA
2018-01-26, Barcelona
Orquestra de Cadaques

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LONDON
2017-11-13, London
Wigmore Hall - London, UK

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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WARSAW
2017-08-28, Warsaw

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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PORDENONE
2017-04-01, Pordenone
Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra Leonore
Conductor: Daniele Giorgi
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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MURCIA
2017-03-10, Murcia
Auditorio Murcia
Murcia Sinfònica
Conductor: Virginia Martínez
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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SEOUL
2017-04-21, Seoul
LG Arts Center - Seoul, South Korea

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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LUZERN
2017-11-20, Luzern

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BALTIMORE
2018-01-21, Baltimore
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BARCELONA
2017-06-15, Barcelona
L'Auditori - Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona Symphony
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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TURIN
2017-09-14, Turin

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BARCELONA
2017-03-19, Barcelona
L'Auditori - Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona Symphony
Conductor: Jaime Martin
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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"Hasta Cuando?" Gabriela Montero, piano

An improvisation about the violence in Venezuela.

January 12, 2014




 
GÄVLE
2017-12-07, Gävle
Gävle Konserthus
Gävle Symphony
Conductor: Jaime Martin
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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Marbella
2017-02-23, Marbella
Auditori Trapiche de Guadaiza

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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VIENNA
2017-10-10, Vienna
Wiener Konzerthaus - Vienna, Austria

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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GRAN CANARIA
2017-06-10, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Auditorio Alfredo Kraus - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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Gabriela Montero: The Costa Rica Session. Improvisation No.2
In one three-hour recording session at the Teatro National, Costa Rica, Venezuelan pianist and composer Gabriela Montero spontaneously composed and recorded 21 complete, new works. All 21 pieces were recorded in one take. Three of these works were released on the 2015 Latin Grammy Award-winning album, "Gabriela Montero" (Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.1, Montero "Ex Patria", Montero "Improvisations") ORCHID CLASSICS. The Costa Rica Session was recorded by Jonathan Allen (Abbey Road Studios) and filmed. All 21 works will be shared on GabrielaMonteroTV from January 2016. 
MINAS GERAIS
2018-04-06, Belo Horizonte
Orquesta Filarmonica de Minas Gerais

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Pistoia
2017-03-31, Pistoia
Teatro Comunale - Bolzano, Italy
Orchestra Leonore
Conductor: Daniele Giorgi
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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SÃO PAULO
2018-04-13, São Paulo
Sala São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo Symphony
Conductor: Alexander Shelley
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AUSTIN
2017-05-20, Austin
Michael & Susan Dell Hall
Austin Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Peter Bay
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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SÃO PAULO
2018-04-12, São Paulo
Sala São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo Symphony
Conductor: Alexander Shelley
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MADRID
2017-02-25, Madrid
Teatro Bulevar

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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HONG KONG
2017-04-25, Hong Kong
Concert Hall

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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SÃO PAULO
2018-04-14, São Paulo
Sala São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo Symphony
Conductor: Alexander Shelley
Soloists:
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BALTIMORE
2018-01-19, Baltimore
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BEIJING
2017-04-22, Beijing
Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BARCELONA
2018-01-24, Barcelona
Orquestra de Cadaques

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RZESZÓW
2017-05-26, Rzeszów
Podkarpacka Philharmonic Hall

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BANYOLES
2017-10-01, Banyoles
Ateneu Auditori de Banyoles

Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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Gabriela Montero improvises entire movie score, LIVE!
On January 18th 2014, LIVE at the Komische Oper Berlin, the Venezuelan pianist and composer Gabriela Montero improvised an entire movie score to F.W.Murnau's iconic silent masterpiece, NOSFERATU (1922). No music was composed beforehand. To mark "Prokofiev Week" at the Komische Oper, Ms. Montero was asked to include references to Prokofiev in the course of the improvisation. 
TAINAN
2017-04-15, Tainan
Cheng-Kung University

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AUSTIN
2017-05-19, Austin
Michael & Susan Dell Hall
Austin Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Peter Bay
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BARCELONA
2018-01-27, Barcelona
Orquestra de Cadaques

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BARCELONA
2017-03-17, Barcelona
L'Auditori - Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona Symphony
Conductor: Jaime Martin
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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ISTANBUL
2017-03-23, İstanbul
IS Sanat Cultural Center
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sascha Goetzel
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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BARCELONA
2017-03-18, Barcelona
L'Auditori - Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona Symphony
Conductor: Jaime Martin
Soloists: Montero, Gabriela
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