Considered one of the great pianists of our time, Horacio Gutiérrez studied at the Juilliard School and made his professional debut in 1970 with Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has since appeared regularly with the world’s greatest orchestras, giving recitals at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and New York’s Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, as well as in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Cleveland. As well as performing with all the major US orchestras, he has been a frequent soloist at the Mostly Mozart Festival at the Lincoln Centre, and as a chamber musician has collaborated with the Guarnieri, Tokyo and Cleveland quartets.
A strong advocate of contemporary American composers, he performed William Schuman’s Piano Concerto in honour of the composer’s seventy-fifth birthday, and André Previn’s Piano Concerto with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Mr. Previn. He frequently includes George Perle’s Phantasyplay on his recital programs and the composer has recently written a set of nine bagatelles dedicated to him. Horacio Gutiérrez has made numerous recordings and his television performances in the UK, US and France have been widely acclaimed, and won him an Emmy Award for his fourth appearance with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He was also, in 1982, the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize