Pianist Gabriela Martinez and cellist Carter Brey can be heard performing recorded works by Beethoven and Debussy, which airs tonight (January 21, 2015) on a special 37th anniversary edition of WQXR’s Young the Artist Showcase with Bob Sherman (The McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase) at 9:00 p.m. EST.
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A versatile, daring and insightful young artist, Gabriela Martinez is establishing a reputation on both the national and international stages for the lyricism of her playing, her compelling interpretations, and her elegant stage presence. A musician equally at home with both established and contemporary repertoire, by composers ranging from Beethoven and Rachmaninoff to Mason Bates and Adam Schoenberg, she has performed throughout the United States as well as in Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and Venezuela.
Highlights of Ms. Martinez’s 2014-15 season include debuts with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Delaware and Jacksonville symphony orchestras. Later this season, she will release her first solo recording, recorded with legendary producer David Frost and Tim Martyn, senior audio engineer and technical director for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Festival. Ms. Martinez’s debut solo album, to be released in 2015, will offer a mix of established and contemporary works, including a world premiere.
Performances in the past two seasons have included orchestral engagements with the Houston, Tucson, Pacific, West Michigan, Stockton, and Texarkana symphony orchestras, the National Philharmonic, and the Wisconsin Philharmonic in the United States; with Canada’s Victoria Symphony Orchestra; and with the Costa Rica National Symphony. Recital venues included Canada’s Glenn Gould Studio; South Carolina’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts; and both Merkin Concert Hall and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. As a chamber musician she has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, the El Paso Pro Musica Series, and the Kansas City Harriman-Jewell Series, to name a few.
As an orchestral soloist, Ms. Martinez has played with numerous distinguished organizations, among them the San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, and Fort Worth symphonies; Germany’s Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, MDR Rundfunkorchester, and Nurnberger Philharmoniker; and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela, and at such esteemed venues as New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall; Salzburg’s Grosses Festspielhaus; Dresden’s Semperoper; Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens; and Paris’s Palace of Versailles. Among the musicians and ensembles with whom she has collaborated are violinists Itzhak Perlman and Elena Urioste, cellist Carter Brey, the Diaz Trio, and the Takacs and Calder quartets.