Pianist Gabriela Montero
With a warm personality and a devoted following on the world stage, Venezuela-born concert pianist Gabriela Montero streams a recital including a classical work and an astonishing, real-time classical improvisation based on audience suggestions, followed by a conversation - live from her studio in Barcelona, Spain! The repertoire will include Schumann's Kinderszecenen (Scenes from Childhood) and Beethoven's Piano Sonata op. 31, no. 2 (Tempest). Montero is celebrated both for her brilliant interpretations of the core repertoire and for her ability to improvise, composing and playing new works in real time in connection with her audiences. A veteran of concert stages such as Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, and Berlin Philharmonie, Montero is the recipient of many awards, including a Latin Grammy for "Best Classical Album," a Rockefeller Award for her contributions to the arts, and appointment as the first "Honorary Consul" of Amnesty International in recognition of her sustained efforts to advocate for human rights in Venezuela, both through music and public discourse.