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posted on 08.07.09


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1. Is there a Peter Nero fan club?
There is not an organized fan club at this time.

2. Are there any transcriptions available of your improvisations?
Three books of my transcriptions, which were released, frequently appear on
Amazon.

3. Does Peter ever play classical music?
Yes!. Although I have been very busy, I usually perform Rhapsody in Blue, and
the last movement to Gershwin's Concerto in F.

4. Can I buy Nero CDs online?
Yes!. See the Amazon.com website


5. Is there a DVD video of one of Peter's concerts?
There is not an official DVD at this time.

6.- Please tell us a little more about yourself.
Yes! Visit my website at http://www.peternero.com/


7. Do you organize art events?


I am an active participant committed to many important causes, including the funding of school music programs, fundraising for the building of new arts centers across the country, as well as research for cancer, dystonia and autism.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


He is the father of two children, Beverly and Jedd.


Nero has long been a devotee and advocate of consumer electronics. His expertise has led him to be dubbed a "technocrat" by leaders of the industry. While computers and other electronics have made him "the Gadget King," he still makes music on the traditional Steinway concert grand piano.



Nero's long list of honors include six Honorary Doctorates, the most recent from Drexel University in 2004, and the prestigious International Society of Performing Arts Presenters Award for "Excellence in the Arts." He is also included on two historic walks of fame - one in Philadelphia and one  Miami, Florida. In 1999, he received the Pennsylvania Distinguished Arts Award, presented by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Previous honorees include Marian Anderson, James Michener, Andrew Wyeth and Riccardo Muti.


One of Nero's greatest achievements is being the founding Music Director of the world renowned Peter Nero and the Philly Pops(R).  He currently is the artistic director and conductor of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops.



 


Nero recorded his first album in 1961, and won a Grammy Award that year for
"Best New Artist. Since then, he has received another Grammy, garnered ten
additional nominations and released 67 albums. Nero's early association with RCA
Records produced 23 albums in eight years. His subsequent move to Columbia
Records resulted in a million-selling single and album - Summer of '42.
His first major national TV success came at the age of seventeen when he was
chosen to perform Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue on Paul Whiteman's TV Special. He
subsequently appeared on many top variety and talk shows including 11 guest
appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and numerous appearances on Johnny Carson's
Tonight Show.

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