Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero to wow Istanbul
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsVenezuelan-American pianist Gabriela Montero is taking the stage at CRR Concert Hall on Feb. 20. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at Biletix booths.
Born in Caracas, Montero began formal piano lessons at age four with Lyl Tiempo, an Argentinean piano teacher who resided in Caracas, and gave her first public performance at the age of 5. At the age of 8, she made her concerto debut at the National Theater in Caracas, performing the complete Haydn D Major Piano Concerto with the Orquesta Nacional Juvenil de Venezuela (National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela), conducted by Jose Antonio Abreu. This was the original youth orchestra created by Abreu in 1976, which would much later evolve into the orchestra presently known as the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, an integral part of El Sistema, now known worldwide.