“Some musicians are born with such astounding, God-given talent, that you feel lucky to witness it. That was the case, when pianist Gabriela Montero performed Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - and then followed it up with a spectacular improvisation…” – Cincinnati Enquirer
South American genius pianist Gabriela Montero is one of the most in-demand pianists of our time. Her visionary interpretations have astounded critics and driven audiences wild all around the world. Montero is internationally considered to be one of the best improvisers of the current pianist generation, and she will end her thrilling concert program in Mänttä with an improvisation.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), arr. Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924): Chaconne
César Franck (1822–90): Prelude, Choral and Fugue
Robert Schumann (1810–56): Carnaval Op. 9
Gabriela Montero (1970–): Improvisations
Program is subject to alteration.
Artistic Director Niklas Pokki introduces the concert in the Kivijärvi Hall at Serlachius Museum Gösta at 18:00 (in Finnish).
Estimated starting time of the intermission is 19:05. The concert ends approximately at 20:20.