Peter Nero's virtuoso musical skills and warm stage presence have won him a loyal and enthusiastic following around the world. While many pianists have extraordinary technical abilities, Nero has a rare combination: a fantastic technique, a unique touch, and a penetrating musical intelligence. He is that rare musician equally at home with classical music, jazz, the American Songbook, the Broadway musical, movie themes and popular songs. Moreover, he is a masterful pianist, seasoned conductor, composer and arranger in all these genres. Just as exceptionally, he has become a cultural emblem, known to statesmen, entertainers, students, housewives and, it seems, all who listen to American music. He achieved his fame on the piano, with his unique capacity to meld concert style virtuosity with imaginative creativity and improvisational facility.