Pepe Romero

Pepe Romero

Celebrated world-wide for his thrilling interpretations and flawless technique, guitarist Pepe Romero is constantly in demand for his solo recitals and performances with orchestra. 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, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Celedonio Romero, Michael Zearrot, Paul Chihara, Lorenzo Palomo and Loris Tjeknavorian.

The Second Son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar"

Born on March 8, 1944, in Málaga, Spain, Pepe Romero is the second son of "The Royal Family of Guitar", the Romeros. He learned guitar from his father, the legendary, Celedonio Romero, and his first professional appearance was in a shared concert with his father in Sevilla's Teatro Lope de Vega when Pepe was only seven years old.

Mr. Romero has collaborated with many of the world's finest conductors, including Leonard Slatkin, Sir Neville Marriner, Eugene Ormandy, Arthur Fiedler, Lawrence Foster, Jesús López-Cobos, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Andre Kostelanetz, Michael Palmer, Morton Gould, Miguel Gómez-Martinez, Phillipe Entremont and Enrique Jordá. He has been a special guest at the festivals of Salzburg, Israel, Schleswig-Holstein, Menuhín, Osaka, Granada, Istanbul, Ravinia, Garden State, Hollywood Bowl, Blossom, Wolf Trap and Saratoga.