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02/01/2010

Oakmont Concert Series presents All-Chopin recital




At his upcoming recital on Feb. 18, concert pianist Gustavo Romero will perform all four Chopin ballades, a Prelude from Op. 45, the Nocturne in B major Op. 62, the Barcarolle Op. 60, a Polonaise in F sharp minor, and the Scherzo No. 2 from his Op. 31.

Romero has a stellar reputation for both the technical brilliance and interpretive depth of his playing, as well as his commitment to in-depth exploration of individual composers.

A native of San Diego, with heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico, Romero discovered his love and gift for music at age five, when he was introduced to a neighbor’s piano. He gave his first public performance at the age of 10, while also winning his first piano competition. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School. At age 13, he performed with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. Mr. Romero is now associate professor of piano at the University of North Texas.

Mr. Romero has performed as piano soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta, Houston, and Boston Pops, among others. He has presented concerts and appeared at major music festivals around the world.

With Koch records, Mr. Romero has recorded Chopin, Mompou, Debussy, and five Beethoven concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra.

This concert will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Oakmont’s Berger Center. It is open to all Oakmont residents and their guests.

– Bob Hayden




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