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).

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.