Vive la France. Vive Sergio Gallo. Vive French piano music. Vive!!! The names Cesar Frank, Gabriel Faure, Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc are an all star lineup of the greatest composers of French piano music, including Franck's Prelude and Chorale, Faure's Nocturne, Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit and Poulenc's Intermezzo. While listening to these masterpieces, it's highly recommended that you break out some delicious French bread, your favorite French cheese, and a glass of the finest French wine. Tres bien! THE ARTIST Sergio Gallo received his degrees from the Conservatoire Européen de Musique in Paris (Diplôme d'Excellence), the Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest, Hungary, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (Master of Music and Artist Diploma), and the University of California (DMA). Dr. Gallo has performed with orchestras throughout the Americas and in Turkey, and has performed at Radio France and Radio Cultura (Brazil). He has performed solo recitals in several countries in Asia and Europe, as well as at the Guest Artists Concert Series of City College at the City University of New York, NY, and the Mozarteum Concert Series in São Paulo, Brazil. His interests include nineteenth century piano music, in particular French Pianism and related performance practice. His previous records have been reviewed in the 2004 Awards Issue of the Gramophone Magazine, and the American Record Guide. Sergio Gallo has been appointed a Bosendorfer artist recently, and he is Associate Professor of Piano at the University of North Dakota, where he currently teaches piano, as well as courses in piano pedagogy and keyboard literature.