After a lifetime of playing the classical guitar, Dick Lopez has found a new voice in the piano ('eighty-two more strings to play with,' he says). He is fairly sure that in his former life he was a peripatetic troubadour, playing music to the swoon of his audiences on his guitar, as, of course, the piano had not yet been invented. Along the way he became a guest in the homes of Bach, Chopin and the guitar world's Francisco Tarrega, eventually synthesizing what he absorbed there into what has become his signature compositional style for the piano: contrapuntal, Mediterranean and quite romantic. Sachiko Kato began her study of piano at age four in Osaka, Japan. She moved to Los Angeles when she turned fourteen and a year later debuted with the Brentwood Symphony Orchestra. After receiving her Bachelor of Music from California State University Northridge, she was offered a scholarship to study at the Juilliard School in New York. Ms. Kato made a Carnegie Recital Debut in 1994. She presently lives in New York and continues to perform in the United States, Europe and Japan.