Gabriela Montero – Improvising Classical Pianist
Gabriela Montero's 2005 debut EMI Classics CD consisted of one recital disc of music by Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Liszt and a second disc of her unique improvisations. Standing shoulder to shoulder with her performances of core repertoire, these brilliant and spontaneous classical impromptus have their roots in Bach and Mozart, for whom improvisation was as essential a part of a musician's life as it is for Gabriela. In this spirit, EMI Classics released Gabriela's second album, Bach & Beyond, a collection of Bach improvisations recorded at Abbey Road Studios, on September 12th, 2006.
Appearing with orchestras across the world, from South America and the United States, to Europe, Japan and the Far East, Gabriela's recent engagements have included the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, London and recitals in Hamburg, Frankfurt and Berlin.
Web Page: http://www.gabrielamontero.com/
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