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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:
Franz Schubert: Rondo , Op. 107
Sergei Rachmaninoff: "Romance" from the Suite No. 2
Manuel Infante: Andalusian Dance No. 1 
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring 
   With CSUF Graduates Diego Gutierrez, Matt Ordaz and Greg Ozment, Percussion

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 fromthe United Nations.

For the past nineteen 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, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Africa and the United States.

Alison Edwards, Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, has performed nationally and internationally as soloist and chamber musician. Most recently, Ms. Edwards toured China in recital and masterclasses from Hangzhou to Beijing, at venues including the Zhejiang Conservatory and the Tangshan Poly Theater. She has been featured concerto soloist with orchestras such as the Peninsula Symphony, the Rio Hondo Symphony, the Orange Coast College Symphony, the Marina Del-Rey/Westchester Symphony and others. As chamber musician, Ms. Edwards has collaborated with members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony. More recently, she has performed at several national venues, including the Shenandoah Conservatory, the Blair School of Music, and Southern Methodist University. Ms. Edwards was first place winner at the Carmel Music Society Young Artist Competition and national second place winner in the MTNA Collegiate Competition. She has taught masterclasses for the Sara Compinsky Masterclass Series, Reflections of the Ocean Series, MTAC Branches and the Orange County School of the Arts. A passionate teacher of piano pedagogy, and head of the Piano Pedagogy program at CSUF, she recently completed residencies at the University of Arizona and Southern Methodist University and maintains an active schedule of pedagogy lectures in the region. A longtime student of Earle Voorhies, at both the pre-college and undergraduate levels at CSUF, Ms. Edwards completed her MM in Piano Performance at the University of Southern California, where she studied with Daniel Pollock and Dr. Stewart Gordon.

Location Information:
Clayes Performing Arts Center, Meng Concert Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Clayes Performing Arts Center Box Office
Phone: 657-278-3371
Admission Information:
Tickets: $10
All orders subject to a $3 processing fee

Titan prices for advance sales only (students, senior citizens age 62+, & CSUF staff, faculty, Alumni Association, OLLI, & support group members).

NOTE: Discounts offered on advance purchases-ONLY. Regular-priced tickets are sold immediately prior to a performance.
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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