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A third artist—and second pianist—has been added to the list of performers to be showcased at a concert to be held Feb. 18 at the Gerald Schwenk Auditorium at Corcoran High School.


The Rotary Club of Corcoran is hosting the special event, which will feature Italian pianist Francesco Attesti and organist Matteo Galli, also from Italy. Joining them on stage to perform two numbers will be Rycharde Gambin, who has taught piano lessons in Corcoran and surrounding Central Valley cities for the past 20 years.


The concert will also serve as an open house for the community, unveiling for the public the recent renovations that have taken place at the auditorium.


Both Attesti and Galli are well known international concert artists. Attesti is known for his interpretations of both the Romantic and the early 20th century styles. He has won several Italian national and international piano competitions.


Galli has become deeply involved in the exploration and safeguarding of the patrimony of the surviving historical instruments in Italy.He has worked on several restorations as a technical consultant and has written several articles and monographs dedicated to the ancient Italian organ builders.


Gambin has established himself as a sought-after teacher for students of the piano. He has his own studio in Coalinga and travels all over the Central Valley providing lessons.


Last summer he accepted the appointment of auditor to the Festival Delle Musiche held in Monte San Savino in Italy, under the direction of Alessandro Perpich. While in Italy, he met and worked with some of the best master music teachers in Europe.


His friendship with Attesti has led to the broadening of Gambin’s teaching ability, including arranging piano master classes here in the Valley, where both Attesti and Galli were both guest master teachers.


Gambin continues to produce students each year who move on to pursue music degrees at the university level.


There is no charge for the concert, but tickets will be limited. There is a limited number of VIP tickets available at $40 each, which will give those who attend an opportunity to meet the artists, as well as share appetizers and wine.


For tickets contact any Rotarian or get tickets at the Corcoran Journal or Pizza Factory. The concert will get underway at 7 p.m. at the auditorium.


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