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NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
Gabriela Montero's long awaited orchestral CD debut is here. Honoring the classical traditions of "Gesamtkunstwerk", her new album is an intimate portrait of the "total" artist: as pianist, composer, improviser and social commentator.
The recording features her own work for piano and orchestra, "Ex Patria", an unapologetic musical commentary on Venezuela today, ravaged by violent crime, corruption and economic collapse. It is acccompanied by Rachmaninov's beloved Piano Concerto No.2, and 3 sponateously composed and recorded improvisations.
GABRIELA MONTERO APPOINTED FIRST "HONORARY CONSUL" BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
In recognition of her sustained efforts to advocate for human rights through both music and public discourse, Gabriela Montero has been nominated by Amnesty International as its first Honorary Consul.
The appointment was confirmed in Mexico City on May 8th, 2015 by Amnesty International Secretary General, Salil Shetty.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL BRINGS "EX PATRIA" TO MEXICO CITY: May 8th 2015
Under the invitation of Art for Amnesty (Amnesty International), Gabriela will demonstrate her "total" artistry in Mexico City on May 8th - as pianist, composer, improviser and human rights campaigner.
The program will include her own "Ex Patria", dedicated to the 19,336 victims of homicide in Venezuela during the year of its composition, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 "The Emperor", and spontaneously composed improvisations.
The Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria is lead by Ivan López Reynoso.
GABRIELA MONTERO TO PLAY AT "AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE" AWARDS, BERLIN
Gabriela will join Academy Award winner Glen Hansard, Patti Smith, Clueso & Alan Bern, Joe Harman, and Lisa Dwan as legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei – both committed activists – are awarded Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2015.
LIVE: FULLY IMPROVISED FILMSCORES AT THE ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL
Gabriela Montero will improvise not one but two LIVE film scores at the Aldeburgh Festival this summer.
On June 26th, Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin" will provide the silent setting for the spontaneous piano score, and on June 27th Murnau's "Faust" will provide the challenge.
Watch Gabriela's LIVE treatment of Murnau's "Nosferatu" in Berlin, 2014.