January 17, 2013
UPTON, NY ─ Lauded by the New York Times as "compelling, elegant, and incisive," pianist Gabriela Martinez has already amassed an impressive list of recital, concerto, and chamber music performance credits. Martinez will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Wednesday, February 13, at noon in Berkner Hall. Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the concert is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo ID.
Since making her orchestral debut at age seven, Gabriela Martinez has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Chicago, New Jersey, Fort Worth, Pacific and San Francisco Symphonies; the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra; Stuttgarter Philharmoniker; MDR Rundfunkorchester,; Nurnberger Philharmoniker; Symphonisches Staatsorchester Halle; and Tivoli Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with ensembles including Itzhak Perlman, and the Takacs and Calder quartets.
Martinez has won numerous national and international prizes and awards. Her most recent accomplishments include winning first prize and the 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. Her wide-ranging career includes world premieres of new music, live performance broadcasts, and interviews on TV and radio. She has been a Career Grant recipient from the Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts since 2002.
Martinez has performed both as soloist and chamber musician in over 50 concert halls in the U.S. and Germany, as well as in Salzburg, Copenhagen, Paris, The Netherlands, St. Moritz, Verbier, Sendai, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Montpellier, Rome, Venice, London, Spoleto, Brussels, Caracas, and Bogota. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall in New York; Davies Hall in San Francisco; Bass Hall in Fort Worth; Palace of Versailles in Paris; Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg; Semperoper in Dresden; Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen; the Verbier Festival; Ravinia Festival; Dresden Music Festival; the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and the Tokyo International Music Festival.
For the concert at Brookhaven Lab, Martinez will perform from a program presented the previous day at the Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, which includes works by Rachmaninoff, Brosse, Beethoven, Liszt, Barber, Bates and Szymanowski.
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