Friday, November 08, 2013
Seniors 62+: $16
Youth 18 and Under: $10
Non-Bucknell College Students: $10
"Compelling, elegant, and incisive" The New York Times
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).
Born in Caracas in 1984, Ms. Martinez began her piano studies with her mother Alicia Gaggioni, and studied with Miyoko Lotto at the Perlman Music Program. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School as a full scholarship student of Yoheved Kaplinsky, and her doctorate with Professor Marco Antonio de Almeida in Halle, Germany.
Ms. Martinez has already amassed an impressive list of recital, concerto, and chamber music performance credits. An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with numerous musicians and ensembles including Itzhak Perlman and the Takacs Quartet.
Gabriela has performed both as soloist and chamber musician in over 50 concert halls in the U.S. and Germany, as well as in Paris, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Rome, Venice, London, Caracas, and Bogota.
Ms. Martinez has won numerous national and international prizes and awards. Her most recent accomplishments include first prize and audience award at the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Dresden. She was a semifinalist at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where she also received a Jury Discretionary Award. Ms. Martinez's wide-ranging career includes world premieres of new music, live performance broadcasts, and interviews on TV and radio.
Gabriela will perform:
Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicaux Op 16, No. 1
Brosse: Nocturne No. 1
Bates: White Lies for Lomax
Liszt: Sonet 104
Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicaux Op 16, No. 4
Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op 110 in A Flat Major