Romanian-born pianist Gabriela Imreh has performed on four continents as soloist with many of the worlds leading orchestras including the Hong Kong Philharmonic, National Russian Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Festival Orchestra, London Mozart Players, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic at Teatro Colón, and many more. She has worked with such top conductors as Sergiu Comissiona, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Cristian Mandeal, and Edward Serov. Ms Imreh has performed solo recitals from coast to coast in over 150 cities and in almost every single state in the USA, as well as in many prestigious venues in Europe.
Gabriela Imreh’s three CDs on the Connoisseur Society label have received much praise from the world press, one was a finalist for a Grammy Award. Naxos has recently released her recording of Howard Hanson’s Variations on a Theme of Youth with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra (8.559251), and her newest solo CD release 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 CBC 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. Many of her students have been awarded state and national prizes, performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and at Tanglewood, and have gone on to highly successful careers. 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 (2002), that has helped to revolutionise 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 Médecine des Arts in France.
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.