“If the perfect pops conductor could be conjured, … he might answer to this description,” wrote Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Peter Dobrin: “Huge talent with polymath abilities and catholic tastes. Musician who actually enjoys giving audiences what they want. Plays piano like a dream. … [H]e might look something like Peter Nero.”Read More
“Nero … plays with the energy of a 20-year-old rock and roll drummer,” noted the Palm Beach Daily News on March 26, 2008. “His Juilliard training shows in the cleanliness of his technique and in his control of the tone of the piano. His technical arsenal includes brilliant passage work, rapid bass lines, arpeggio-like figures ascending and descending, and subtle dynamic variations."Read More
Peter 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 10 additional nominations, and released 68 albums. His 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—The Summer of ’42—now available on CD.Read More
- The New York Times
One of his greatest achievements is being the founding Music Director of the world renowned Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. Stylish, imaginative, fun – Peter Nero and the Philly Pops has been entertaining audiences with that special Philly Pops flair since 1979.
Grammy Award-winning pianist and conductor Peter Nero was honored with lifetime achievement awards from the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the Philadelphia Musicians’ Union Local 77, AFM. See all of Peter’s long list of awards.
» Write a new entry. 123»Barbara Kunkel wrote at June 3, 2013:Dear Mr. Nero, Just ordered tickets for Feb 2014 at the State Theat in New Brunswick, NJ! Looking forward to it. Then I went unto the CAMI web site to see if there were other performances listed. There were none, which was very disappointing. [...]