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Patricia Romero
[piano]

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 24137 Cantilena


In 1994 the British-Mexican pianist Patricia Romero enjoyed a notable triumph in the performing of the complete solo piano works of Ravel in two recitals at the Purcell Room, and repeated the concerts in Mexico City in 1996 in the Sala M.M Ponce, Bellas Artes. She has also played at the Wigmore Hall, the Fairfield Halls, St. John's Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Leighton House and St. James's Piccadilly.

Patricia studied at Trinity College of Music in London with Joseph Weingarten. While a student there she won several prizes, including the Herbert Shead prize for the best performance of a Romantic Sonata and obtained the Maud Seton Prize the most important award for pianists for outstanding performance in her final recital. She graduated with Honours. and subsequently made her London debut at the Wigmore Hall in a recital which was well received by the critics. She also took Master Classes with Angélica Morales, Bernard Flavigny, Jörg Demus and John Lill.

After college she studied for several years with the eminent pianist and teacher Louis Kentner and took part in several International competitions winning some awards, including the Clara Haskill prize for her Schumann interpretation. Patricia came to international prominence as the winner of the Yamaha International Piano Competition in Mexico City.

Since then she has pursued a busy international career, performing an extensive repertoire stretching from Bach to the Twentieth Century and including a detailed knowledge of the music of Spain and Latin America. She has performed widely in the British Isles, and her foreign travels have taken her to many parts of Europe, including France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and Turkey. Further afield, in 1998 Patricia toured Australia and New Zealand, following this later in the year with a tour of Scandinavia and Russia. In early 1999 she performed in Argentina and Brazil, followed by the Middle East in the autumn that same year. Since then she has continued to perform in the British Isles and Europe. Recently in the summer of 2006 she toured Berlin, Prague, Budapest and Vienna.

In addition to her solo concerts she has given lecture recitals, and also many chamber music recitals with a variety of performers including Rasma Lielmane, Nagi el Habashy, and most recently Odinn Baldvinsson. She was a founder member of the Maggini Piano Trio. Her appearances with orchestra have included performances with the Filarmónica del Bajío, the Orchestra of the University of Guadalajara, the Orchestra of Coyoacán, the Jupiter Orchestra, the Dartford Symphony Orchestra and the Hatfield Philharmonic.

Patricia Romero has broadcast on the B.B.C. She is a member of EPTA and the ISM and her biography appears in the International Who's Who in Music.