Pianist Gustavo Romero will take center stage at the Mertes Center for the Arts at Las Positas College next week as this year's President's Speaker series ends.
Recognized by the Washington Post as "a pianist of genius", Romero is internationally renowned for his exceptional technical brilliance and interpretive.
Romero started playing the piano as a 5 year old and gave his first public performance 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. His talent was recognized by Rudolf Serkin, and at the age of 14 he attended the Juilliard School.
Romero has performed with the world's leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and symphony orchestras in Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Pittsburgh and Honolulu.
He has also performed for orchestras in the UK, France, Hungary, Japan, Shanghai, Cape Town and Russia.
"This series has been a wonderful way to celebrate the Tri-Valley's Hispanic heritage by bringing incredible artists to the college," said LPC President Barry Russell. "This is the first of many opportunities we hope to provide to our community."
Romero's concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 10.