Plano up next in C of C series

Roberto Plano will perform as part of the International Piano Series.

In its second presentation this season, the International Piano Series hosts Roberto Plano, an enterprising Italian musician who won the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 2001, the Honens Prize in 2003 and was a finalist in the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

The series, organized by the music department at the College of Charleston, invites pianists from around the world to offer a public recital at the Sottile Theatre and work with students.

Plano recently made news by discovering a lost cadenza by Mozart, written for Andrea Luchesi’s Piano Concerto in F minor.

The recital is 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $20. A master class with students, free and open to the public, is scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday in the Rehearsal Hall (Room 234) of the Cato Cen-ter for the Arts building, located on the corner of Calhoun and St. Philip streets.

Plano, a noted recitalist, also performs regularly with orchestras and has worked with conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner and Pinchas Zuckerman. His Charleston program will include works by Scarlatti, Liszt and Luchesi.

The International Piano Series continues Feb. 18 with a recital by Jon Kimura Parker of Canada, and concludes its season March 18 with a concert by Konstantinos Papadakis of Greece.

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