- Pianist and Composer, Venezuela
Graduate (Hons), Royal Academy of Music. Pianist, composer and recording artist. Has held recitals at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Cologne Philharmonie, Teatro Colon, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, National Arts Centre Ottawa, Orchard Hall Tokyo, and the Edinburgh, Salzburg, Ravinia, Tanglewood, St Denis, Tivoli, Dresden, Ruhr, Bergen, Istanbul, Merano, and Lugano festivals. Soloist with orchestras, including the New York, Los Angeles, and Rotterdam philharmonic orchestras; Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Toronto symphony orchestras; the Orchestra of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields; the Philharmonia, Cleveland, and Komische Oper Berlin orchestras; and the Vienna Radio, NDR Hanover, WDR Cologne, Zurich Chamber, and Sydney Symphony orchestras. Recipient: 2006 Keyboard Instrumentalist of the Year and 2007 Award for Classical Music without Borders, Echo Klassik Awards; Grammy nomination for Baroque (2008); 2012 Rockefeller Award.