Hailed as the Spanish maestro of the guitar, Angel Romero is known throughout the world as one of the leading performers of his generation and continues in the tradition of great guitar virtuosos like Segovia and his father Celedonio Romero.

In demand for his extraordinary artistry - both musically and aesthetically - as a guitarist and a conductor, Maestro Romero performs regularly in major cultural centers worldwide, including London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Munich, Zurich, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.

Audiences have listened to mesmerizing performances with Angel conducting the orchestra with The Romeros as the featured soloists, their virtuosity and exhilarating interpretations, which is so unique in the world of guitar, only grows in familial splendor under his baton.

He has appeared as a recitalist and a soloist with such leading orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, and the Royal Concertgebouw. Having studied under the baton of Maestro Eugene Ormandy, Maestro Romero has conducted major orchestras including the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with which he has recorded his latest CD of Vivaldi Concertos. Regardless of his role, his driving intensity and flawless control mark him as a true master of the arts.

Born in Malaga, Spain, Angel Romero made his professional debut at the age of 6 and his United States debut at the Hollywood Bowl when he was 16. In 1991 he gave the world premiere performance of Joaquin Rodrigo's Rincones de España at New York's Lincoln Center.

In addition, Maestro Romero is noted for his activities in the movie industry. For his work on this film Mr. Romero was awarded the ARIEL, Mexico’s equivalent of the Oscar in the category of music written originally for film.

Angel Romero has recorded exclusively for RCA Victor Red Seal and RCA Victor worldwide. Other performances by Maestro Romero can be heard on four Telarc recordings and 14 Angel/EMI recordings, and more recently, Delos.

In 1986 Maestro Romero was given Spain's Grand Cross of Civil Merit, becoming the youngest such honoree to date. On Feb. 11, 2000 in honor of his astounding accomplishments, the Maestro was presented with Spain’s highest honor as he was knighted Sir Angel Romero.
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