World renowned pianist Gustavo Romero returns to Downpatrick

World renowned pianist Gustavo Romero returns to Downpatrick

6 June 2018

A WORLD famous concert pianist will be performing once again in Downpatrick this weekend.

The acclaimed Gustavo Romero will be giving a recital in Down Cathedral on Sunday at 4pm.

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

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

At thirteen he performed with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. His exceptional musical talent was recognised by Rudolf Serkin and at the age of fourteen he attended the Juilliard School of Music. He is currently Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas. 

Romero has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras and organisers of Sunday’s concert are delighted that he is once again taking the time to come to Downpatrick in the midst of a very busy schedule.

During his past visits audiences were bowled over by his musical genius. The programme on Sunday includes works by Scarlatti, Debussy, Albéniz, Liszt and Gershwin. 

Tickets are £15 and £5 for students and available at the door. Light refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the concert and proceeds will be for the Down Cathedral Organ Appeal.