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AT THE PIANO, WITH GABRIELA MARTINEZ
By Iride Aparicio

Photos Courtesy: THE STEINWAY SOCIETY

SAN JOSÉ, CA –  Presented by the STEINWAY SOCIETY in a single concert,  captivating pianist Ms.  GABRIELA MARTINEZ returns to the Bay Area for a solo recital at the TRIANON THEATER.  

The  young, and versatile artists who feels at home interpreting a contrasting repertoire of Classical and Contemporary  composers ranging from BEETHOVEN, to RACHMANINOFF, to ADAM SCHOEMBERG  Ms. GRABRIELA MARTINEZ  had already established a reputation  not only in VENEZUELA, where she is from, but in the international stages for her interpretations of her music,her “touch” on her instrument, and  the lyricism of her playing.

The young pianists have been captivating audiences around the United States and abroad. Some of her recent performances have included debuts with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Delaware and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestras, as well as engagements with the Houston, Tucson, Pacific, West Michigan, Stockton and Texarkana Symphony orchestras, the National Philharmonic and the Wisconsin Philharmonic.

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Among the highlights of her 2017-2018 season, will be debut appearances with the DAYTON Philharmonic and the Akron, La Crosse, Modesto, Rogue Valley, Springfield (MO) Topeka, and Wichita Symphony orchestras.

In the past, and outside the United States, she has performed with Canada’s Victoria Symphony,Orchestra and with the Costa Rica National Symphony.

Ms. MARTINEZ is also well-known in the Orchestra circle where she has played with the San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, New Jersey, Tucson, and Forth Worth, Symphonies in the United States, in Europe with the Germany’s Suttgarter Philharmoniker, MDR Rundfunkorchester, and Nuremberg, and  In South America with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, in Venezuela. She had also performed under a number of distinguished conductors.

Her classical Piano Recital in San Jose will be on Sunday April 15 as follow:
1:45 PM A pre-Concert Lecture
Program:
GRANADOS: Selection from Goyescas. Op. 11
BEETHVEN, Bagatelles. Op. 33
VISCONDI, Amplified Soul
SCHOENBERG, Picture Etudes (2013)
LECUONA. La Comparsa
GINASTERAS, Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2

Meet-the-Artist (following the concert)


thumbnail (1).jpgMs. MARTINEZ began her piano studies in CARACAS, VENEZUELA, with her mother, ALICIA GAGGIONI, and made her orchestral debut at the age of seven. She then emigrated to the United States where she attended the famous JUILLIARD School of Music in New York, where she had the opportunity to study with YOHEVED KAPLINSKY, and where, in a full scholarship, she earned a Bachelor and Master Degrees.

Ms. MARTINEZ was also a fellow of Carnegie Hall’s, The Academy and a member of its celebrated Ensemble ACJW, while concurrently working on her doctoral with MARCO ANTONIO ALMEIDA in

Halle Germany.

For those interested in listening to her marvelous piano technique, in November 2016 Delos released Ms. MARTINEZ debut solo Album Amplified Soul  in which she interprets a  wide-range program featuring works of BEETHOVEN, RACHMANINOFF, SZYMANOWSKI  and  acclaimed contemporary composers, DAN VISCONTI and MASON BATES.

Among other awards, Ms. MARTINEZ was the First Prize winner of the ANTON G. RUBINSTEIN International Piano Competition in Dresden, and a semifinalist at the 12th VAN CLIBURN International Piano Competition, where she received the jury Discretionary Award.

TICKET INFORMATION: www.steinwaysociety.com  or call 408 990-0872.