American Record Guide reviews Amplified Soul!

American Record Guide reviews Amplified Soul!

"I didn't know Ms. Martinez's name before reviewing this, but she is well worth knowing. ...She begins with Beethoven's Sonata 7. ...she includes excellent control over textures as well as subtle and effective articulation.... ...The same great control appears in Rachmaninoff's Moment Musical 1 in B-flat minor.... ...The work [Dan Visconti's Amplified Soul (2014)] is beautifully conceived for the piano and exquisitely performed. The final work, Szymanowski's Variations in B-flat minor, dates from the composer's student years; Martinez's performance, full of color and nuance, makes it sound like a masterpiece."

--Haskins, American Record Guide, Vol 80 No. 2 Mar/Apr 2017

Recital in Hawaii

Recital in Hawaii

Gabriela travels to Hawaii for the first time to perform a solo recital at the Kauai Concert Association.

Sharing music with young artists

Sharing music with young artists

Following a recital in Hemet, CA, Gabriela performs and speaks with High School music students at Tahquitz High School

Gabriela returns to Stockton

Gabriela returns to Stockton

Gabriela returns to Stockton to perform with the Symphony and Peter Jaffe – this time with Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini

Pacific Conservatory

Pacific Conservatory

Thank you Pacific Conservatory of Music! It was such a treat to hear and work with these incredibly talented piano students! 

Review for Amplified Soul

Review for Amplified Soul

“…this is an album in which each of the compositions has its own distinctive rhetorical stance. Martinez is clearly comfortable with finding and delivering that stance in each of her interpretations.…the use of the adjective ‘brilliant’…is justified.”  

—Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio

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