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The quartet; one of the most authentic institutions in the world of classical music has captivated innumerable audiences and has won encouraging reviews across the globe.
The originator and creator of The Romeros guitar empire, Celedonio Romero, died on May 8, 1996 in San Diego, California. The spirit of the quartet is him; all our concerts now will pay homage to him, as quoted by his family. His sons and grandsons now continue his legacy.
Some lucky musicians climb to the highest point of a musical art form; only a minority are said to create an art form of their own. The Romeros have accomplished both. An extensive feature article in The New York stated that, Collectively, they are the only classical guitar quartet of real stature in the world today; in fact, they virtually invented the format
The Royal Family of the Guitar, the internationally recognized group to millions of people, was established by the renowned Celedonio Romero along with his sons Celin, Pepe and Angel. The Romeros include three generations of concert artists including Celino; Celins son in 1990, and Angels son; Lito, who united with his father in duo performances.
To have so many maestros in the same family, performing on the same instrument is exceptional in the world of music, and in the sphere of the classical guitar it is setting completely new standards.
There are some people who are fortunate enough to listen the magical musical phenomenon of these outclass musicians. It has been said in The New York Times One of the enduring mysteries of musical talent is how skills seem to flow genetically from musical parent to musical child. In the Romero family the flow has been swift and unimpeded. The virtuosity of the four Romeros was uniformly solid and finely considered, as if these techniques had derived from a single mold
Celedonio Romero was a celebrated vocalist in Francos Spain. On reaching the age of two or three, each son started learning how to play the guitar from their father. By the age of seven, all his sons had made their debut in Spain. In 1957, while the boys were still in their teens, the family immigrated to the United States and The Romeros emerged into the limelight into the international arena as its first guitar quartet.
The Romeros have performed hundreds of concerts all over the world managing, time and again, to impress audiences worldwide and have also gained positive feedback and criticism from the critics. They still produce amazing music till the present day.
The quite authentic standing of The Romeros has been long established by recurring performances with practically all the prominent symphony orchestra in the United States including those from Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Detroit and many more.
The White House has invited the family twice; they appeared at the Vatican in 1983 for a special concert for His Holiness Pope John Paul II, and they have also performed for His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales in 1986. They perform regularly at festivals including the Hollywood Bowl, Blossom, Wolf Trap, Saratoga, Flagstaff and Garden State.
Leipzig Volkszeitung said The Romeros: Guardians of the Holy Grail of the Classical Guitar. What the 'Three Tenors' are to the world of opera, The Romeros are to the classical guitar, after a concert at the esteemed Gewandhaus in Leipzig. The Romeros will always be the heroes classical guitar even if they perform a quartet, duet, or a soloist in recital or with a symphony orchestra.
The Romeros performed all over the United States in the 2001-2002 season. Performances with orchestras include the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Tacoma Symphony, the Philadelphia Chamber Soloists, and the San Diego Chamber Orchestra. They also played recitals in cities including Washington, DC, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Charlottesville.
The Romeros can also been seen and heard on TV and CD, as well as the 2001-2002 season, by the audiences. The national release of the KPBS/PBS biographical documentary entitled Los Romeros: The Royal Family of the Guitar in 2001 was shown on Public Broadcast Stations across the US.
Spring 2002 sees the scheduled release of the long awaited recital CD of the romeros. As a result, there is a scheduled release of Lorenzo Palomo's concerto for four guitars Concierto de Cienfuegos, performed by The Romeros with Maestro Fruhbeck de Burgos conducting the Real Orquesta Sinfonica.
Pepe and Celin were knighted into the order of Isabel la Catolica, (Spains highest honor) by His Royal majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The official ceremony took place on February 11, 2000, at the University of Southern California, which included a gala concert performed by The Romeros.
The Romeros are well liked by college audiences and they also make standard appearances on the university music scene nationwide, as well as on the fine arts series across the nation. They have appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York, at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, at the Metropolitan Museum Of Artss Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, at the Cloisters in Upper Manhattans Fort Tryon Park and on the famous artists series at Rockerfeller University.
They also tour regularly through Europe and the Far East playing in every major city. The Romeros most recent tour of Europe and the orient served over more than forty concerts, and all the concerts were sell outs. A concert in Taipei was attended by over a staggering 10,000 fans.
Over a period of over 40 years, three generations of Romeros have encouraged composers to improve the range of guitar quartet with orchestra, including compositions by Joaqu?n Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Morton Gould, Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo and some others.
The Tonight and Today shows, PBS specials and PBSs telecast Evening at the Boston Pops with The Romeros performing Vivaldi and Rodrigo are some shows which have telecast them on television.
The Romeros have developed the technique of the guitar by making what is difficult to be easy; They are, without a doubt, the grand masters of the guitar, as said by the Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo.