A veritable institution in the world of classical music, THE ROMEROS guitar quartet have been credited with not only achieving the peak of this musical art form, but also for inventing it. "Collectively, they are the only classical guitar quartet of real stature in the world today; in fact, they virtually invented the format." says The New York Times. To have so many virtuosi of the same instrument in one family is unique in the world of musical performance, and in the realm of the classical guitar it is absolutely without precedent. Those who are privileged to hear these world-renowned musicians perform have the delightful opportunity to experience a musical phenomenon.
The legendary Celedonio Romero, with his sons Celin, Pepe and Angel, founded the internationally renowned ensemble known to millions as "The Royal Family of the Guitar." With the introduction of Celin's son, Celino, into the quartet in 1990, and Angel's son Lito joining his father in duo recital, The Romeros encompasses three generations of concert artists. His Royal Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain, knighted Pepe and Celin into the Order of "Isabel la Catolica", Spain's highest honor on February 11, 2000
The sterling reputation of The Romeros has been continually confirmed by repeated appearances with virtually every major symphony orchestra in the United States including those of Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Detroit and many others. The family has twice been invited to the White House; in 1983 they appeared at the Vatican in a special concert for His Holiness Pope John Paul II, and in 1986 they performed for His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. Regular festival appearances include the Hollywood Bowl, Blossom, Wolf Trap, Saratoga, Flagstaff and Garden State.
The Romeros have given hundreds of concerts all over the world and have consistently dazzled audiences everywhere and have inspired enthusiastic praise from critics coast to coast.
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