Gutiérrez, Horacio, brilliant Cuban-born American pianist; b. Havana, Aug. 28, 1948. He studied in Havana, where he made his debut as soloist with the local orch. at age 11. In 1962 his family went to Los Angeles and in 1967 he became a naturalized American citizen. He completed his training at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. (1967-70). In 1970 he won 2nd prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and then made successful debuts in N.Y. in 1972 and in London in 1974. In 1982 he was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize. He toured regularly throughout the world, appearing as a soloist with the foremost orchs., as a recitalist, and as a chamber music player.
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