The Venezuelan pianist and composer Gabriela Montero made her debut at the age of eight with Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major. She later studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She won the “Echo Klassik Award” in 2006 as the pianist of the year, and the “Echo Klassik ohne Grenzen” prize in 2007 for her CD “Bach & Beyond”. A Grammy nomination followed in 2008 for her album “Baroque”. Montero has been invited to perform with renowned orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Cleveland Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.