2014 Daniel Pinkham Award Recipient
As founder and Music Director of La Donna Musicale, Laury Gutiérrez has become an integral part of Boston's very active early music scene by bringing to light extraordinary works of 17th- and 18th- century women composers through rigorous scholarship, exquisite live performances, and critically acclaimed recordings. Her many honors and awards include the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, Venezuela's most prestigious award for study abroad, and being named as a 2009 Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
In addition to her ongoing work with La Donna, Ms. Gutiérrez is a resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, and has been a featured guest artist–lecturer at Northeastern University, Harvard University, Brandeis University, and The University of Rhode Island.
Praised as a "first rate" instrumentalist by the Boston Globe, Ms. Gutiérrez has spearheaded numerous recordings with La Donna Musical, while archiving a rich treasure trove of music by women composers for future generations. She has made the retrieval of this music her life's mission, and with the support of her partner Elsa, continues to re-write music history by bringing new and exciting works by women composers to life through performance, recordings, and the publication of these rediscovered scores.
In recognition of this ground-breaking work, we are honored and pleased to present the Seventh Annual Daniel Pinkham Award to our colleague and good friend Laury Gutiérrez.