Gabriela Montero, the US-based Venezuelan pianist, refers to her gift as ‘a neurological glitch’. In a video interview with me for Sinfini Music, Montero describes how she started playing the piano before she could crawl. She then gives an object-lesson demonstration in how she composes spontaneously by means of improvisation.
I sang her the opening notes of Mahler’s fifth symphony. She then went off on a riff.
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