Gabriela Montero, piano Bio
Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a quickly expanding audience and devoted following around the world. As an enthusiastic improviser, Gabriela often invites her audience to participate in asking for a melody for improvisation on stage. Ms. Montero has transformed her improvisations into compositions by composing a new work called ExPatria for piano and orchestra, which premiered in London and on tour in Germany with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields orchestra during her 2011/2012 season.
Ms. Montero’s various engagements include acclaimed performances with the New York Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic among others. She has also recorded variations of Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Bach, and Liszt for EMI Classics.