Aug 19, 2013

English
'Ravinia' Magazine Cover Feature

"There's no other way to play Schumann's Fantasy than to be in a state of delirious, exuberant happiness and passion and go to the depths of despair." 

Gabriela is profiled in Ravinia Magazine, the official magazine of the Ravinia Festival, on her concert for the festival, which features works by Schumann and Brahms plus her signature improvisations. Read the feature below.


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Jun 13, 2013
El Universal

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'El Universal' Profile

"There was one time... that I questioned everything and wanted to study psychology, but I am entirely and absolutely musical; that is my essence. And it was impossible for me to turn my back on it."

Gabriela Montero is profiled in El Universal, discussing her musical journey, signature improvisations, her performance at President Obama's inauguration, and more. Read the interview below.


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May 24, 2012

English
A Unique Generosity

This was a recital of a unique, profoundly authentic, and gifted artist. Gabriela Montero has risen to prominence through her unique ability to improvise, but her uniqueness goes way beyond even this prodigious ability. In her fingers, the Ballades of Chopin became a story. No longer simply musical forms, they became real poems. The fluidity of the tempi served, above all, to create an atmosphere and to render the discourse more personal. Here, we were in the spirit of Cortot, searching for ways in which to make each note come alive beyond its place in the formal structure of the piece.


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Feb 08, 2011
Minnesota Public Radio

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New Classical Tracks: A Latin Storybook
Open a storybook and the adventure begins. That's exactly what happens on Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero's new recording, "Solatino." Montero says it's a storybook of Latin sounds, emotions and personal statements, beginning with the title on the front cover which appears in bright yellow, blue and red, the colors of the Venezuelan flag. Inside this musical storybook we travel through four different South American countries with six different composers.
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