Gabriela Montero

Gabriela Montero

Pianist Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique compositional gifts have garnered her critical acclaim and a devoted following on the world stage. Recent and forthcoming highlights include debuts with the San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony in Tokyo, Orquesta de Valencia, and the Bournemouth Symphony, which also featured her as Artist-in-Residence for the 2019-2020 season. The January 2021 performances mark her debut with Music of the Baroque.

Gabriela Montero recently performed her “Latin” Concerto with the Orchestra of the Americas at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and Edinburgh Festival, as well as at Carnegie Hall and the New World Center with the NYO2. Additional highlights include a European tour with the City of Birmingham Symphony and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla; a second tour with the cutting-edge Scottish Ensemble, this time with Montero’s latest composition Babel as the centerpiece of the program; her long-awaited return to Warsaw for the Chopin in Europe Festival, marking 23 years since her prize win at the International Chopin Piano Competition; and invitations to work with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony, Jaime Martin and the Orquestra de Cadaqués for concerts in Madrid and Barcelona, and Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada.

Celebrated for her exceptional musicality and ability to improvise, Gabriela Montero has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Royal Liverpool, Rotterdam, Dresden, Oslo, Vienna Radio, and Netherlands Radio philharmonic orchestras; the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg; NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover; Zürcher Kammerorchester; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Australian Chamber Orchestra; the Pittsburgh, Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, Toronto, Baltimore, Vienna, City of Birmingham, Barcelona, Lucerne, and Sydney symphony orchestras; the Belgian National Orchestra; and the Württembergisches Kammerorchester.

Gabriela Montero's most recent album, released in 2019 on the Orchid Classics label, features her own “Latin” Concerto and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, recorded with the Orchestra of the Americas in Frutillar, Chile. Her other recordings include Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 and her first orchestral composition, Ex Patria (Orchid Classics), Bach and Beyond (EMI Classics), Baroque (Warner Classics), and Solatino (EMI Classics).

Gabriela Montero performs in Montero Plays Mozart on January 24 and 25.