“The highlight of the evening was the TSO’s performance of the Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) with Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez. Of Mozart’s 27 piano concertos, only two were written in minor keys, and No. 20 is among the darkest and most dramatic of Mozart’s works. Martinez, a First Prize winner of the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano Competition and a semifinalist at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, gave a riveting performance. The balance between the soloist and orchestra was excellent. The cadenzas in the first and third movements—composed by Beethoven and arranged by a friend of Martinez—were brilliant, and Martinez performed the famous theme of the second movement, poignant and arresting, with great sensitivity.“

See full review from Gabriela’s performance in Topeka here