MUSIC lovers are invited to Bournemouth Pier at 11.40am tomorrow to hear a free recital by a world renowned musician.

Venezuelan pianist composer, Gabriela Montero, made the surprise announcement ahead of her year as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Artist-in-Residence.

Montero said: “It’ll be great fun to get to know the people of Bournemouth on Friday. I’m looking forward to giving them a sense of what’s coming up this year!”

The Pier will be free to enter from 11.30am to 12.15pm to hear the performance, with thanks to BCP Council. The recital will be filmed by Classic FM and will be available to watch at

Montero performed at Barack Obama’s 2008 inauguration alongside Yo-Yo Ma, has been honoured by Amnesty International for her humanitarian work, and was championed by José Antonio Abreu, the founder of the ground-breaking El Sistema movement.

The celebrated musician will give five performances in Poole, Portsmouth and Exeter from October 16.

In October, she will perform her Piano Concerto No.1, Latin Concerto, a work that honours the musical traditions that have shaped her, as she describes ‘a globalised Latin American woman raised on a diet of European classical music with multiple, circumstantial side dishes of Pan-American folklore’.

See for tickets and further details.