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Gustavo Romero & Alison Edwards, duo piano
Start Date: 2/15/2018Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Date: 2/15/2018End Time: 10:00 PM
Event Description:
"Mr. Romero has great agility, adequate power and an unusually large repertory of colors and dynamic levels. More important, these virtues evoked a sense of the music at hand rather than mere piano techniques" – The New York Times

"The playing is authoritative incontrovertibly Beethovenian in re-creating the composers style, technically immaculate and compelling in the extreme" – The Los Angeles Times

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

A native of San Diego with heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico, Mr. Romero discovered his love and gift for the piano at the age of five and gave his first public performances at the age of 10, when he also won his first piano competition. At 13, he performed with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. Rudolf Serkin recognized his exceptional talent, and at the age of 14 he attended the Juilliard School.

Mr. Romero has won many prizes including first prize in the prestigious Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland, The Avery Fisher Career Grant and The Musical America Young Artist Award.

He has performed with the world's leading orchestras including: The New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Honolulu Symphony, New World Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Radio France Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, New Japan Philharmonic, Shanghai Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic, Russian Symphony Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Liège Philharmonic, a concert internationally televised from the United Nations.

For the past sixteen years, Mr. Romero has performed a summer series of concerts in La Jolla, California, sponsored by the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library featuring music of one composer each year. He has presented the works of Chopin, Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Haydn, Händel, Liszt, Debussy, Gershwin, Ravel and Rachmaninoff, the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven and Mozart, the complete four-hand and two-piano works of Mozart and Clementi and piano concerti of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Mendelssohn conducting from the keyboard.

In the 2017/18 season Mr. Romero focuses on the piano works of Enrique Granados, celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth. Concert tours in 2017/18 include Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Africa and the United States.

His recordings include works by Chopin, Mompou, Debussy, Albeniz, Scarlatti and the five Beethoven concerti with the English Chamber Orchestra.


Pianist Alison Edwards maintains an active career of teaching and performing while leading the nationally recognized Piano Pedagogy Program at Cal State Fullerton. An exciting soloist and chamber musician, she has been featured in concerto performances with several orchestras including the Peninsula Symphony, the Marina del Rey/Westchester Symphony, the Brentwood Symphony and the Rio Hondo Symphony.  Edwards was first prize winner in the Carmel Music Society Competition. Her playing has been described as “alternating strength and delicacy, playing with incredible fluency... a truly thrilling performance” (Sunday Peninsula Herald). Edwards' regional and national performances include solo and collaborative recitals at venues such as Steinway Hall- Los Angeles, Schoenberg Hall-UCLA, the Lawrence Conservatory, the Irvine Barclay Theater, the SMU Meadows School of the Arts and for the LA Museum of Contemporary Art Citycircus event. She has enjoyed collaborating with Southern California's leading musicians, including members of Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. 


In addition to her busy performance schedule, Edwards is a devoted teacher of piano pedagogy. She has has appeared at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference and is known for her innovative lecture-recitals, which have been well-received nationwide. Most recently, she presented a first person lecture and all- Liszt recital entitled, “My Impressions of Liszt: A Personal Portrait by Amy Fay.” She was Guest Music Reviewer for the California Music Teacher and has been sought after for masterclasses and workshops for the Sara Compinsky Masterclass Series, the Music Teachers Association of California and for college/university programs.  Edwards' students have gone on to pursue successful careers in music as performers and teachers in community schools, public schools and private studios.
Location Information:
Clayes Performing Arts Center, Meng Concert Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Clayes Performing Arts Center Box Office
Phone: 657-278-3371
Email: pac-boxoffice@Exchange.fullerton.edu
Admission Information:
Tickets: $10
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Other Details:
The Box Office located on the southwest corner of the Clayes Performing Arts Center. Free 15-minute parking is available off Arts Drive near the Box Office.

Parking on weekends is free starting at 5 pm, Fridays. At all other times, daily permits are required and can be purchased for $8 upon entering the parking structure. Cash is not accepted. Visa, MasterCard and Discover only.
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