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Lauded by The New York Times as "compelling, elegant, and incisive," Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is quickly establishing a reputation and earning praise as a versatile artist who combines "panache and poetry" (Dallas Morning News) with a "sense of grace and clarity" (The Star Ledger).

Posted: Jun-3-2021
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In her first-ever appearance with the esteemed San Diego Symphony, Venezuelan-born pianist Gabriela Martinez will bring her virtuosic talent to the symphony's new home—the state-of-the-art Rady Shell—on May 6 and 7, 2022.

 

Posted: Mar-17-2022
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Brilliant young Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez has been taking the classical world by storm. She has won consistent acclaim at top domestic and international venues for her brilliant technique, aesthetic sensitivity, interpretive acumen, and emotional impact.

Recorded in the Concert Hall of The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York on a Steinway piano, Gabriela worked with multi-Grammy award-winning producer David Frost and Tim Martyn, senior audio engineer/technical director for the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Festival.

Offering a wide-ranging program of classics by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Szymanowski, the recording also pays homage to two acclaimed contemporary composers Ms. Martinez has worked with - Mason Bates and Dan Visconti, whose title selection, Amplified Soul, was written for her and is heard here in its world premiere recording.

Posted: Nov-11-2016
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Martinez has a knowing, often thunderous technique, and she made the most familiar passages (the opening piano chords, for example) completely hers, and played into this space with a touch and projection that made it sound as if the Shell is her home hall.

— San Diego Union Tribune
Posted: May-9-2022
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Posted: May-26-2021