Gustavo Romero, a native of San Diego with heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico, discovered his love and gift for music at age five, when being introduced to the piano of a neighbour. He started taking lessons, and gave his first public performances at the age of 10, while also winning his first piano competition. His early teachers included Ilana Mysior. Following a recommendation by Bohemian pianist Rudolf Serkin, Gustavo moved to New York City to attend, and graduate from The Juilliard School. At age 13, he performed with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. In 1983 he won the Avery Fisher Young Artist Career Grant, and in 1989 First Prize in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland.In addition to concert performances, Mr. Romero serves as Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas. He maintains residences in New York City and Dallas.