Athens Concert Hall, 4-6 November 2003
Distinguished American pianist, who has concertised with remarkable critical success throughout Europe and the USA. In recent years he has appeared in St. Petersburg, in Paris, in Vienna, in Mexico, and in Beijing, Shanghai, South Korea, and Hawaii. He recorded the Liszt Concerto no. 1 with the London Royal Philharmonic and CD’s of the Samuel Barber’s and Charles Ives’ Sonatas and the “Complete Goyescas of Granados with de Falla Pieces”, all recorded in London. Zumbro triumphed in the historic premieres of Ives’ Concord Sonata in many European cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Salzburg, Milan, and Athens. In Amsterdam he was hailed as “the ideal interpreter”. He composed songs, music for Hippolytus, and the opera Kassandra, which was premiered in Athens in 1990. A noted artist-teacher, Professor Zumbro has taught at the faculties of the Juilliard School, the Indiana University, the University of Hawaii, and he is now a Senior Professor at the University of Arizona. He was trained at the Juilliard School in New York and in Paris. Among his teachers were Mme. Rosina Lhevinne, N. Slonimsky, N. Boulanger and Y. LeFebure, W. Rose and M. Deutsch. He directed the Pacific Piano Symposium and the Festival of the Arts of this Century in Honolulu.