A Steinway artist, Sergio Gallo specialises in the repertoire of the Romantic period. He has also championed the work of composers from Brazil, the nation of his birth. Gallo has recorded several acclaimed albums for the Eroica, Naxos, Grand Piano and Quartz labels, with recent releases critically acclaimed by BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone magazine and American Record Guide. In 2011 he won the Global Music Award of Excellence for his album, Mostly Villa-Lobos: 20th Century Piano Music from the Americas.
Gallo has performed with orchestras worldwide, and his work has been regularly played on international classical music radio outlets. Gallo is the winner of concerto competitions of the São Paulo Symphony orchestra and of the University Symphony in Santa Barbara.
He was the recipient of a grant from the Henry Cowell Incentive Funds at the American Music Center in New York to record works by that composer, with the subsequent recording featuring on The Piano Matters with David Dubal on WWFM. Gallo twice toured North Dakota with a Challenge America Fast-Track Grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
He holds the Diplôme d’Excellence from the Conservatoire Européen de Musique de Paris (1987), a Postgraduate Certificate from the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest (1992), a Master of Music and Artist Diploma from the University of Cincinnati (1994 and 1995 respectively), and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1998). Gallo resides in the US where he is professor of piano performance at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and is on the affiliated artist staff of the Rocky Ridge Music Academy in Estes Park, Colorado.