Montero performs hers truly Latin Concerto

Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano

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Sinfonia em sol menor [Symphony in G minor]
Série Brasileira [Brazilian Series]
Latin Concerto

Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Born in São Paulo, Fabio Mechetti is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since its creation in 2008. Recently, he became the first Brazilian invited to lead an Asian orchestra, being appointed Principal Conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic. In the United States, Mechetti was Resident Conductor of the San Diego Symphony, Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Symphony, and is now Conductor Emeritus of the Spokane Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony, after leading them for many seasons with great success. In Washington, he served as Associate Conductor for Mstislav Rostropovich in the National Symphony. With a solid career both in the USA and Brazil, Mechetti has already performed in Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Japan, Scotland, Finland, Canada, Sweden, and Italy. He is also a winner of the Malko Competition and holds Master’s degrees in conducting and composition from the Juilliard School of Music.

Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted following around the world. In recent years, she has been invited to perform with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic; the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Vienna, Sydney and Chicago symphony orchestras; the Gewandhaus Leipzig; Cleveland Orchestra and the Philharmonia. Recent collaborators include conductors Claudio Abbado, Sir Roger Norrington, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vassily Petrenko and Andrés Orozco-Estrada. In 2011, Gabriela embarked on a new phase of her career by composing a tone poem for piano and orchestra, entitled Ex Patria. In 2016, she performed the world premiere of her Latin Concerto, with the MDR Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kristjan Järvi. Gabriela is also a Latin Grammy Awards winner, a Grammy nominee and a best-selling recording artist. A staunch advocate of human rights, the pianist was recently named an Honorary Consul by Amnesty International.

Programa de Concerto

5 Apr 2018
Thursday, 8:30 pm

Minas Gerais Hall
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6 Apr 2018
Friday, 8:30 pm

Minas Gerais Hall
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