Gabriela Montero improvises on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

"La Divina del Piano" improvises on this popular cradle song.

After giving a deep and thrilling version of Grieg's Piano Concerto, Gabriela asked the public to give her a theme to improvise on, then a brave lady in the audience inmediately replied "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

Gabriela started playing on a baroque style. But that wasn't all folks, as the classical melody started to dicrease she tossed the piano with a superb melody in which, at least, I detected some reminicenses of brazilian folk music, similar to the music composed by the great Ary Barroso or Zequinha de Abreu.

Simply superb.

I'm sorry ma questa donna e molto brava. Una prima donna
Brava Gabriela!!!

Gracias Gabriela, un enorme abrazo y todo mi cariño desde Caracas.

Taken from a live performance at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on September 3rd, 2008. (Live broadcast – Australian ABC Classic FM)


  1. Fantástica. No hay nadie hoy por hoy que improvise como Gabriela Montero. No se pierdan aquí mismo en YouTube sus tres interpretaciones del 20 de octubre 2013 en la Salle Pleyel de París en un concierto dedicado enteramente a Bach organizado por el Proyecto Martha Argerich. Tres momentos sublimes de esta mujer sin par que es Gabriela Montero. ¡Bravissima!

  2. Gabriela, músico extraordinario, mujer extraordinaria, cercana, humana, real. Como dicen muchos, un regalo para este mundo. Bendiciones siempre, Gabriela!

  3. One of the best musicians in the world. Who else can or does that? I couldn’t believe that Bach improvised his prelude and fugues on the organ on Sundays. Now I believe that it is possible when you are a genius like Gabriela.

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