Ana María Otamendi has released recordings with collaborators including vocalists, instrumentalists, and her chamber ensemble, the Reverón Piano Trio. She looks forward to several additional recording projects in the 2023/24 season, the first of which is a duo recording with Ashley Hall (Canadian Brass) called (Re)New, works for piano arranged for trumpet and piano by Nathan Tighe. She then records another album with Reverón Piano Trio and Urtext Records in Mexico City, Mexico. This exciting project features contemporary Latin American Trios by Gabriela Lena Frank, Ricardo Lorenz, Miguel del Águila, Eduardo Alonso-Crespo. Both of these upcoming albums will be released in 2024.
Explore Ana María's past releases and their press coverage below, and visit her schedule for details about upcoming recording projects.
Reverón Piano Trio (2023)
Reverón Piano Trio (2023): IBS Classical. Ibero-American Piano Trios: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Joaquín Turina, & Manuel Ponce.
"Reverón has a rich and ingratiating sound, and their willingness to look for unconventional repertoire has made them endearing to me. ... I have already remarked about the better impression I had of the Villa-Lobos because of the Reverón’s performance, and that flair and passion comes across in the other works as well. The recording is good, and the notes are excellent."
American Record Guide
"These three very fine works deserve to be better known, and these passionate performances by the Reverón Piano Trio cannot help but spread the word."
Music Web International
"El Trío Reveron, compuesto por tres brillantes intérpretes venezolanos que viven en USA, allí siguen una magnífica carrera educativa e interpretativa, jóvenes con un futuro musical prometedor. Piezas muy demandantes y de excepcional ejecución. Grabado en agosto de 2021 en la cálida Granada, Auditorio Manuel de Falla, brillante producción y sonido."
Doce Notas Revista Musical
"A new volume from IBS Classical, highly recommended for the quality of its content. The label has us accustomed to a kind of Midas effect... The sound of all the performers, led by the sensitive and precise pianism of Ana María Otamendi, is of excellent quality, organic and true, as befits a high-class interpretation."
Melómano La Revista de Música Clásica
CANTOS Y CUENTOS (2022)
Cantos y Cuentos (2022): Centaur Records. Latin American music. Jennifer Olson, soprano. Ana María Otamendi, piano.
"Both performers are enchanting; their love of this repertoire is contagious. Not only are they and the music first-rate, but so is the sound: warm, clear, and natural. The entire program left me wanting more."
American Record Guide
"The pianist is very effective and rhythmically alert in all the songs, but notably so in “La tunda para el negrito.” ... Together with pianist Ana Maria Otamendi, the two artists certainly catch the flavor. For those interested in Latin-American song, snap up these rarities."
GLOBAL TAPESTRY (2018)
Global Tapestry (2018): Soundset Records. New works for clarinet and piano. Cecilia Kang, clarinet. Ana María Otamendi, piano.
"Kang and Otamendi do a wonderful job of trading voices and creating an intense yet playful energy. The ensemble shows great clarity and rhythmic stability throughout this performance. ... Canadian-born composer Robert Rival’s “Lake” from Sonata Muskoka is another of the four world- premiere recordings on this compact disc. Ana Maria [sic] Otamendi beautifully crafts the opening few bars as she creates a wonderful atmosphere that evokes placid imagery."
Robert DiLutis for Clarinet Magazine