Accentus Music recorded Gabriela Montero playing her Piano Concerto No.1, the “Latin Concerto”, as well as Ravel’s Piano Concerto together with the pan-American YOA Orchestra of the Americas under the baton of Carlos Miguel Prieto. The performance took place in one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world: the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile.
As an Honorary Consul of Amnesty International, Montero is one of the most outspoken musicians on matters of human rights, particularly on the well-documented abuses of power by the Venezuelan regime. With her 1st piano concerto, Gabriela Montero extends an invitation to share in a multi-layered and passionate expression of her beloved, native continent.
Additionally, the rehearsals have been filmed as well as impressions of country and people of this region. In an accompanying interview, Montero spoke about composing, improvisation and the interpretation of her own works. She also talked about her home country Venezuela, where she no longer performs for political reasons.