Piotr Anderszewski
pianist

Jean-Philippe Collard
pianist

Kirill Gerstein
pianist

Horacio Gutiérrez
pianist

Daniel Hege 
conductor

Angela Hewitt
pianist

Steven Hough
pianist

Leila Josefowicz
violinist

Carlos Kalmar
conductor

Eri Klas
conductor

Stephen Kovacevich
pianist

David Lockington
conductor

Louis Lortie
pianist

Ivan Moravec 
pianist

Elmar Oliveira
violinist

Awadagin Pratt
pianist

Thomas Quasthoff
bass-baritone

Peter Serkin
pianist

The Takács Quartet

Christian Tetzlaff
violinist

Maximiano Valdés
conductor

André Watts 
pianist

Horacio Gutiérrez

pianist

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Biography

June 2004

Considered among today’s foremost pianists, Horacio Gutiérrez is consistently praised by critics and audiences alike for the poetic insight and technical mastery he brings to a diverse repertoire.  Since his professional debut in 1970 with Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mr. Gutiérrez has appeared regularly with the world’s greatest orchestras and on its major recital series.
 
In recent seasons, Mr. Gutiérrez has given recitals at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and New York’s Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, as well as in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Cleveland.  He also toured Japan with Mstislav Rostropovich and the National Symphony Orchestra and has appeared with Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra in performances of the two Brahms piano concertos. Upcoming highlights include performances with the Atlanta Symphony, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Dallas Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony.
 
A favorite of New York concertgoers, Mr. Gutiérrez has performed on numerous occasions at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall in recital and with orchestra. He is also a frequent soloist at the Mostly Mozart Festival and has appeared on its season-opening Live from Lincoln Center telecast.  As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with the Guarnieri, Tokyo and Cleveland quartets as well as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  In 1982, he was the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize.
 
Mr. Gutiérrez is a strong advocate of contemporary American composers.  Of special importance were his performances of William Schuman’s Piano Concerto in honor of the composer’s 75th birthday at New York’s 92nd Street Y and of André Previn’s Piano Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony with Mr. Previn conducting.  He frequently includes George Perle’s Phantasyplay on his recital programs and Mr. Perle has recently written a set of nine bagatelles for Mr. Gutiérrez.
 
Mr. Gutiérrez's Telarc recordings include Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 with Lorin Maazel and the Pittsburgh Symphony, nominated for a Grammy Award.  Also available on that label are separate discs of the two Brahms Concertos, both with André Previn and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini with David Zinman and the Baltimore Symphony.  For the Chandos label he has recorded Prokofiev’s Concertos No. 2 and 3 with Neeme Järvi and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.  His television performances in Great Britain, the United States and France have been widely acclaimed, and won him an Emmy Award for his fourth appearance with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  He has also been welcomed three times by Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show.  A great film and theater fan, he has performed in recital with Irene Worth and Mariette Hartley.
 
Born in Havana, Cuba, Horacio Gutiérrez appeared at the age of 11 as guest soloist with the Havana Symphony.  He became an American citizen in 1967.  A graduate of the Juilliard School, he resides in New York City.

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