Romanian Pianist GABRIELA IMREH has captivated audiences on four continents, performing with many of the world?s leading orchestras including the Vancouver Symphony, National Russian Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Tivoli Festival Orchestra in Copenhagen, and the Buenos Aries Philharmonic at Teatro Colon, where she recently performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 to a sold out house. She has worked with such top conductors as Sergiu Comissiona, Yan Pascal Tortellier, Cristian Mandeal, and Edward Serov, and has appeared throughout the USA on a number of extensive tours with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra as well as on three tours to Brazil and Argentina, which included performances at several international festivals and appearances on Brazilian National Television. As a recitalist, she has performed in over 150 American cities from coast-to-coast and performed at New York?s Lincoln Center and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall as well as a number of prestigious halls in Europe.
GABRIELA IMREH'S series of CDs on the Connoisseur Society label have received much praise from the world press, one was a finalist for a Grammy Award. Her recording of the complete Soirées de Vienne by Franz Liszt was praised by former New York Times chief critic Harold C. Schonberg for her ?delicious playing,? and Fanfare described Gabriela as ?a major talent,? and the recording as ?state of the art?(and) a delightfully ear opening release.? Naxos has recently released her recording of the Howard Hanson "Variations on a Theme of Youth" with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and her newest solo CD is produced with Max Wilcox, the legendary producer of all of Arthur Rubinstein?s recordings at RCA. Her numerous live radio appearances have included national and worldwide broadcasts on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio 2, Romanian and Hungarian State Radio, WFLN in Philadelphia, and National Public Radio's "Performance Today."
A sought after teacher, GABRIELA IMREH has taught on the faculty at several universities including the graduate faculty at The College of New Jersey and as visiting scholar and guest professor at the University of Connecticut. She has lectured and given master classes at numerous universities throughout the USA and the world, including London?s Royal College of Music and the University of Maryland, and as Featured Artist Clinician at several state, national, and international music teacher conferences.
GABRIELA IMREH is the co-author of a ground breaking book: Practicing Perfection: Memory and Piano Performance, a book that has helped to revolutionize the way pianists and psychologists approach problems in musical memory. She has also co-authored many articles on this subject that have been published in leading journals such as Psychological Science in the USA, Piano Journal in the UK, and Medecine des Arts in France. She has also collaborated on a special project with New York choreographer and film director Doug Varone, where she performed on stage as an integral participant in the theatrical/dance presentation. This innovative work was presented for a week of performances at the 2003 Jacob?s Pillow Dance Festival.
GABRIELA IMREH, who is fluent in five languages, received her Artist Diploma in performance and pedagogy Summa cum laude from the "Georghe Dima" Academy of Music in Romania and shortly afterward immigrated to the United States, where she has lived since 1986. She became an American citizen in 1994.