Pepe Romero in concert

Pepe Romero in concert

The Spanish Classical Guitarist will perform a solo concert in Bethesda.

Pepe Romero is one of the few living legends in the classical guitar world. He has been honored by kings, heads of state, and major institutions, and has devoted over 50 years on the concert stage to communicating the richness and beauty of the classical guitar.

To call Pepe Romero a superb guitarist is to understate the case… Mr. Romero is an exceptional musician.

—The New York Times

About Pepe Romero

Born in Málaga in 1944 and son of Celedonio Romero, Pepe Romero is part of one of the families most linked to the guitar world, to the point of being called “the royal family of the guitar“.

He has performed with the most prestigious orchestras of the world, as the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Academy St. Martin-in-the Fields, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Rundfunk Sinfonierochester Berlin, Bournemouth Symphony, Boston Pops, Symphonyc Orchestras of Houston, San Francisco, Dallas, etc. He has been special guest of the Festivals in Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Menuhin, Osaka, Istanbul, Lavinia, Garden State, Hollywood Bowl, Blossom, Wolf Trap, Saratoga, as well as the International Guitar Festival in Granada.

Always close to the current composition, many composers have dedicated their works to him, as Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Francisoc de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, Michael Zearrot, Paul Chihara, Ernesto Cordero or Loris Tjeknavorian. He has worked under the baton of prestigious conductors like Eugene Ormandy, Arthur Fiedler, Lawrence Foster, Leonard Slatkin, Philippe Entremont, Christoph Eschenbach and, specially, with Sir Neville Marriner and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, as well as several renowned Spanish conductors.

Along with his father and brothers, he formed The Romeros quartet, unique ensemble. He has performed by himself and with his family at the White House, the Vatican for Pope John Paul II and for several European monarchs. He has given master classes at the summer Academy in Salzburg and in the Schleswig-Holstein Festival.

His wide discography includes more than 20 recordings with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Sir Neville Marriner. He has recorded for Decca, Naxos, Sony, CPA, Hollywood Records, and specially for Philips.

He now gives master classes at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. Pepe Romero holds an honorary doctorate in music from the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Pepe Romero will hold a Masterclass on February 22 at Chevy Chase Village Hall. Apply to participate.

  • Music
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Sat, February 21, 2015
  • 8:00 pm

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Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 West Moreland Circle Northwest, Bethesda, MD 20816
301-229-7766

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Presented by the John E. Marlow Guitar Series.

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