|Occupation(s) Guitarist, arranger|
Years active fl. ca. 1959 - present
Name Pepe Romero
Labels Philips Records
Children Pepe Romero Jr.
|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
Pepe romero plays albeniz leyenda and romero fantasia
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.
- Pepe romero plays albeniz leyenda and romero fantasia
- Pepe Romero Guitar Solos
- The Romero Guitar Quartet
Pepe Romero Guitar Solos
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
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: II Adagio
Las dos hermanitas
Aquellos duros antiguos
Serenata Espanola - Joaquin Malats
Fiesta en Jerez
Mama yo quiero un lucero
Concierto en flamenco: IV Bulerias
Ha entrao una fragata
Fue - porque non me dio ganas
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
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