Gabriela Montero (b. 1970) is a Venezuelan pianist. She is best known for her skilful improvisations on complex musical
She began playing from a very young age and
gave her first public performance at the age of five. At the age of nine, she
was awarded a government scholarship to study in the USA, and later attended
the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 2009, she played at the inauguration
of President Barack Obama.