Beethoven Piano Recitals by Gustavo Romero

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Gustavo Romero,Pianist

D & M Music Studio in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Bangkok and Robinson Piano proudly present Beethoven Piano Recitals by Gustavo Romero
On Saturday, December 19th , 2009 at 8 p.m and on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 8 p.m
At Goethe Institut Auditorium On South Sathorn Road Soi 1 (02-287-2822)
Bangkok,Thailand

Biography

Gustavo Romero, an internationally acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist who won his first piano competition at age 10, acknowledged for his technical brilliance, he continues to thrill discerning audiences from Capetown to Carnegie Hall. Pianist Gustavo Romero has a stellar reputation for both the technical brilliance and interpretive depth of his playing, and for his commitment to in-depth exploration of individual composers, as demonstrated by series focusing on the works of Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart. Critics have praised his interpretive mastery of piano literature. Mr. Romero's numerous prizes over the years include the First Prize in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in 1989.

In 1999, Mr. Romero's traversal of Chopin's complete solo piano works in six sold-out concerts at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla , California , celebrated both the Library's 100th Anniversary and the 150th Anniversary of Chopin's death. These performances received numerous critical accolades, including the Los Angeles Times, which stated, "Romero showed an easy musicality, solid technical resources, a joy in illuminating miniatures and an unfeigned authority in this music -- in short, strong rapport with the poetic and lyric elements in the composer's art." The series was also recorded for national broadcast on National Public Radio's Performance Today.

Mr. Romero has performed as piano soloist with other renowned orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta, Houston, Boston Pops, Austin, Pittsburgh, Honolulu, and New World Symphonies, English Chamber Orchestra, Radio France Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, New Japan Philharmonic,Shanghai Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic, and the Liege Philharmonic, with which he appeared in a concert internationally broadcast from the United Nations Headquarters. He has also appeared at major festivals, including New York's Mostly Mozart Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, and the Montreux Festival in Switzerland . In addition, Mr. Romero has appeared in over 20 countries, performing in Paris , Zurich , Milan , Berlin , Prague , and Johannesburg .

Among Mr. Romero's numerous prizes over the years was the 1983 Avery Fisher Young Artists Career Grant. In 2004, he received the Dallas Morning Herald’s award for the Best Solo or Chamber Performance in Dallas , performing with Chamber Music International. After five years as Assistant Professor at The University of Illinois/Champaign, Mr. Romero is now Associate Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas . He is a graduate of the Juilliard School , studying with Herbert Stessin. Gustavo Romero maintains residences in New York City and Dallas , Texas .

http://www.gustavoromero.com

His evening programme includes all works by Beethoven

BEETHOVEN SONATAS, December 19

Sonata in E minor, Opus 90 (1814)
I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorzutragen

Sonata in B-flat Major, Opus 22 (1800)
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio con molto espressione
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegretto

INTERMISSION

Sonata in G Major, Opus 31, No. 1 (1802)
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio grazioso
III. Rondo (Allegretto)

Sonata in C minor, Opus 13 ("Path้tique") (179
I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Rondo (Allegro)

BEETHOVEN SONATAS, December 22

Sonata in G Major, Opus 14, No. 2 (1799)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Scherzo (Allegro assai)

Sonata in F Major, Opus 54 (1804)
I. In tempo d'un menuetto
II. Allegretto

Sonata in D Major, Opus 28 ("Pastoral") (1801)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
IV. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)

INTERMISSION

Sonata in B-flat Major, Opus 106 ("Hammerklavier") (1817-181
I. Allegro
II. Scherzo (Assai vivace)
III. Adagio sostenuto
IV. Largo - Allegro risoluto

Tickets priced at 500 and 250 baht for student at Robinson Piano Showroom Siam Discovery on the 5th floor TEL: 02-658-1080-1 or call khun Mongkol 081-682-8000

Infomation from,http://www.dmmusic.org/Dec1922.html

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csaliba :

Gustavo Romero is a talented artist. We are very lucky to have him as a local Steinway Artist in Dallas, Texas.

Casey Dan
Steinway Hall - Dallas