Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

ExPatria - A Reading and Discussion with Pianist Gabriela Montero

February 14th, 2013 - November 30th, 1899
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tulane University
Dixon Hall

Gabriela Montero was born in Caracas Venezuela, she gave her first public performance at the age of five. At the age of eight she made her concerto debut with the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra conducted by Jose Antonio Abreu and was granted a scholarship from the Venezuelan Government to study in the USA.

Gabriela Montero‘€™s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a quickly expanding audience and devoted following around the world. ‘€œI connect to my audience in a completely unique way, and they connect with me. Because improvisation is such a huge part of who I am, it is the most natural and spontaneous way I can express myself.‘€ Today, in both recital and after performing a concerto, she often invites her audience to participate in asking for a melody for improvisations. This program will follow in line with the improvisational nature of Montero’s performance. We encourage all to come out and learn more about Venezuela through the music of Gabriela Montero.

To see a video of her performance, please view this

Sponsored by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, please email or call 504.862.3143. For more information on Gabriela Montero’s performance at the LPO on Friday, February 15th please visit the LPO, and for more information on her music, please visit her site.

Venezuela + People
Arachu Castro
Senior Associate Research Fellow - Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America