Pianist James Tocco has established a world-wide career as soloist with orchester, recitals, chamber music performer and pedagogue. His repertoire of over 50 works with orchestra includes virtually the entire standard piano concerto catalogue. James Tocco was born in Detroit of italien parents. From his earliest childhood he showed great love for music, especially opera. At six he began piano lessons, and first appeared with orchestra at the age of twelve. His musical training was completed with Claudio Arrau in New York. Mr. Tocco first came to international prominence by winning first prize at the International ARD Competition in Munich in 1973. Several LP and CD recordings attest to James Tocco's musical versatility. Since 1990 he is Professor of Piano at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck.