Surprise beach recital for Classic FM begins Montero’s year-long residency with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Surfers and music lovers alike witnessed Venezuelan pianist composer, Gabriela Montero, in performance on Bournemouth Beach — in stormy weather — on Friday.

Montero, who begins a year as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Artist-in-Residence, is famed for her visionary improvisations looked forward to giving locals “a sense of what’s coming up this year!”

The Latin Grammy-winning artist has a strong following around the globe. Her recital was filmed by Classic FM – the UK’s most popular classical music station – and will be available to watch at

The celebrated musician will give five performances — in Poole, Portsmouth and Exeter — from 16 October when she performs her Piano Concerto No.1, Latin Concerto, a work that honours the musical traditions that have shaped her.

Gabriela Montero will perform in Poole, Portsmouth and Exeter: Latin Fiesta (16 Oct — Poole, 17 Oct —Portsmouth); Tchaikovsky Magic (4 Dec — Poole, 5 Dec — Exeter); with the BSO Soloists (26 Feb — Poole). See for tickets and further details.



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