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Costa Rican pianist Dr. Gabriela Calderón Cornejo is a passionate player who has explored diverse musical styles, which have provided her with a unique voice full of creative approaches. Gabriela has acquired wide-ranging experience as a solo performer, chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and teacher through her involvement in numerous projects in Costa Rica, the United States, and Portugal.
Recently, her work in rediscovering, adapting and promoting previously undigitized works by Latin American female composers has been featured at international conferences and concert series culminating in the release of her first studio album and anthology Musas.
Gabriela is an active member of the U.S. most prominent music organizations and contributes to the profession by performing, participating in conferences, and serving as a board member for the Cayambis Institute for Latin American Studies in Music (CILASiM), the Branch Recital Director for the Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC) - San Mateo County, and an active adjudicator for the California Certificate of Merit.
On the undergraduate level, Gabriela completed a Bachelor of Music and Licentiate of Music Degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Costa Rica. She then completed a Master's of Music Degree in Piano Performance at Ithaca College and earned her Doctor of Arts degree in Piano Performance at Ball State University, with a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Music. Currently, it is her ambition to continue a performing and teaching career accentuated by her minor as an entrepreneur.