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Interview with Gabriela Montero
Posted October 26, 2011
This evening sees the London premiere of Gabriela Montero’s new work ExPatria. The acclaimed Venezuelan pianist will be joining the Academy at Cadogan Hall at 7.30pm for a programme which also includes works by Prokofiev, Beethoven and Piazzolla.
Jason Caffrey spoke to Montero about Ex Patria at her final rehearsal with the Academy in London.
In an interview broadcast on the BBC World Service, Montero talks about how violence in her home country has touched her own family, and how as a pianist, writing music about it is a natural response.
Listen to Gabriela’s interview here.
To purchase tickets for this evening’s concert, call the Cadogan Hall Box Office on 020 7730 4500
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