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Occupation(s)  Guitarist, arranger
Years active  fl. ca. 1959 - present
Name  Pepe Romero
Instruments  Guitar
Labels  Philips Records
Children  Pepe Romero Jr.
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Born  March 8, 1944 (age 71) Malaga, Spain (1944-03-08)
Genres  Classical music, flamenco
Associated acts  The Romero Guitar Quartet
Role  Guitarist · peperomero.com
Movies  The Rodrigo Collection, Manoushe
Albums  Giuliani: Complete Guitar Co, Guitar Quintets, Songs My Father Taught Me, The Guitar Quintets, Flamenco Fenomeno
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Pepe Romero (born March 8, 1944, in Malaga, Spain) is a world-renowned classical and flamenco guitarist. He is particularly famous for his outstanding technique and colorful musical interpretations on the instrument.

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Pepe romero concierto de aranjuez joaquin rodrigo recuerdos de la alhambra francisco tarrega


Biography

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As a soloist Pepe Romero has appeared in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, and many countries around the world with the London, Toronto, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, Pittsburgh, Boston, San Francisco and Dallas symphony orchestras, as well as with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the New York, Bogota and Los Angeles philharmonic orchestras, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, I Musici, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia Hungarica, the Hungarian State Orchestra, the Spanish National Orchestra, the Spanish National Radio/Television Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the New Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the American Sinfonietta, and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has been a special guest at the festivals of Salzburg, Israel, Schleswig-Holstein, Menuhin, Osaka, Granada, Istanbul, Ravinia, Garden State, Hollywood Bowl, Blossom, Wolf Trap, Saratoga and Hong Kong.

Since his first recording (at the age of 15) he has recorded over 50 solo albums and 30 albums as part of the famed guitar quartet The Romeros. He has played for Presidents Carter and Nixon, the Queen of the Netherlands, the Prince of Wales and Pope John Paul II. He has numerous international recording awards to his credit and has received an Honorary Doctorate in Music from the University of Victoria.

His contributions to the field of classical guitar have inspired a number of distinguished composers to write works specifically for him, including Joaquin Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, Michael Zearott, Enrique Diemecke, and Celedonio Romero.

Pepe Romero is the second son of Celedonio Romero, who was his only guitar teacher. His first professional appearance was in a shared concert with his father when Pepe was only seven years old. In 1957 Celedonio Romero left Franco's Spain for the United States with his family.

On February 11, 2000, King Juan Carlos I of Spain knighted Pepe Romero and his brothers, Celin and Angel, into the Order of Isabella the Catholic. The official ceremony of this high honor took place at the USC Thornton School of Music, and included a gala performance by The Romeros with the Thornton Chamber Orchestra. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Classical Guitar at the Thornton School, where he was named "Distinguished Artist in Residence" in 2004.

Although originally a classical guitarist, he is talented in flamenco and a popular flamenco performer. His most famous flamenco-only album is called ¡Flamenco Fenomeno!

The Romero Guitar Quartet

The Romero Guitar Quartet

  • 1960–90: Celedonio Romero, Celin Romero, Pepe Romero, Angel Romero
  • 1990–96: Celedonio Romero, Celin Romero, Pepe Romero, Celino Romero
  • since 1996: Celin Romero, Pepe Romero, Celino Romero, Lito Romero
  • Songs

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra
    Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: II Adagio
    Las dos hermanitas
    Aquellos duros antiguos
    Serenata Espanola - Joaquin Malats
    Jeux interdits
    Bulerias
    Fiesta en Jerez
    Mama yo quiero un lucero
    Concierto en flamenco: IV Bulerias
    Ha entrao una fragata
    Fue - porque non me dio ganas
    La Paloma
    Que se ven desde el Conquero
    Y si no - me daba doble
    Sor: Minuet No7
    Farruca y Rumba
    Romero: Guajiras Cuban Fantasy
    Album fur die Jugend - Op 68 : Melodie
    Jota
    Sinopoli: Vidalita
    Concierto de Aranjuez: I Allegro con spirito
    Aires de La Mancha: No 3 Coplilla
    Gimenez: La boda de Luis Alonso - Arr Federico Moreno Torroba Jr & Pepe Romero
    Rodrigo: Sonata a la Espanola - 2 Adagio
    Sera el querete
    Rodrigo: Concierto Madrigal - Pastoral
    Rodrigo: 3 Zapateado
    Rodrigo: Concierto Madrigal - Fanfarre
    Giuliani: Guitar Concerto No3 in F - Op70 - 2 Andantino alla Siciliana con variazioni
    Guitar Quintet no 9 in C major - G 453: I Allegro maestoso assai
    Rodrigo: Three Spanish Pieces - 1 Fandango

    References

    Pepe Romero Wikipedia


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