Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero has taken her new composition, Ex Patria, to the concert hall.
After making its world premiere in Nuremberg, the piece finishes a five-date tour with a finale concert at Cadogan Hall in London on October 26th.
Jason Caffrey spoke to Montero about Ex Patria at her final rehearsal with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in London.
In an interview broadcast on the BBC World Service, Montero talks about how violence in her home country has touched her own family, and how as a pianist, writing music about it is a natural response.
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