American pianist back at cathedral

American pianist back at cathedral

5 June 2019

THE internationally renowned American concert pianist, Gustavo Romero, returns to Down Cathedral this Sunday at 4pm. 

Romero is revered for his technical brilliance, interpretive powers and has gained an amazing reputation for his commitment to in-depth exploration of a wide variety of composers and styles. 

A native of San Diego, California, he discovered his love and gift for music at the age of five and gave his first public performances aged ten, when he also won his first piano competition. 

At 13 he performed with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta.

His exceptional musical talent was recognised by Rudolf Serkin and a year later he attended the Juilliard School of Music.

He is currently Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas. 

Michael McCracken, Director of Music at Down Cathedral, said: “During his previous visits audiences have been bowled over by his musical genius. 

“They have enjoyed his varied recitals and admired the sound of the grand piano in the beautiful acoustics of the building. This year his programme includes works by Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt and Albéniz.”

Tickets for the recital  are available at the door and are £15 and £10 for students.

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the recital and proceeds will go towards Down Cathedral Organ Restoration Appeal.

Donations towards the Appeal are welcome at any time and may be made by contacting Michael McCracken at mikemusic.mccracken@gmail.com.