Technical tones

■ The Endler Concert Series hosts celebrated pianist Gustavo Romero, above, on Sunday August 6, at 4.30pm, at the Endler Hall, Stellenbosch. Romero has a stellar reputation for both the technical brilliance and interpretive depth of his playing, as well as his commitment to an in-depth exploration of individual composers. A native of San Diego, California, with heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico, Romero discovered his love and gift for music at age five, when introduced to the piano of a neighbour. His formal training continued at The Juilliard School, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The programme includes Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an exhibition; Granados’ Goyescas: The gallants in love, Scarlatti’s Five Sonatas, Albeniz El Puerto and Mompou Paisaies. Tickets cost R140, and R100 for students and pensioners, and are available at Computicket and at the door. Contact Fiona Grayer at or 021 808 2358.