Published on February 3, 2010 by Sean Flynt  

As of 8 a.m., Feb. 12, the Roberto Plano concert is expected to proceed as scheduled. This page will be updated immediately in the event of postponement or cancellation. 

Internationally acclaimed pianist Roberto Plano will perform at Samford University's Brock Recital Hall Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Samford's School of the Arts is presenting the concert as the latest event in its Davis Architects Guest Artist Series.

The Italian pianist was First Prize Winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Finalist at the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005, and Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition (Calgary, Canada) and the 2006 Axa Dublin International Piano Competition.

The Plano concert is the culminating event in Samford’s Morris Piano Competition, in which Plano will serve as a juror. The pianist also will lead a masterclass while at Samford.

Concert tickets are $20 (adult), $15 senior (55+,)  and $10 (student/child).

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.