This collection is comprised of programs, reviews,
correspondence, and other material pertaining to the Romero family and Romero Guitar
Quartet. The quartet was founded in 1960 by Celedonio Romero and has included his
sons Angel, Celin, and Pepe as well as his grandsons Celino and Lito. Topics covered
include music, the arts, travel, finances, and family life. A substantial part of
this collection is comprised of programs and reviews that document performances of
the Romero Guitar Quartet over the span of nearly eighty years. Professional and
personal correspondence primarily between Celedonio Romero and his friends, family,
and business associates is also present as are written works, photographs, scores,
and a wide variety of documents.
The Romero Guitar Quartet was founded in 1960 by Celedonio Romero and included his
sons Angel, Celin, and Pepe as well as his grandsons Celino and Lito. Celedonio
Romero was a renowned soloist in Spain and introduced his three sons to guitar at a
very young age with all making their musical debut by age 7. In 1957, the family
moved from Spain to the United States and formed the quartet whose music centered
around the romantic and baroque styles played on guitar. The quartet has achieved
international notoriety and success playing at venues throughout the world since the
1960s and became a multi-generational ensemble when Celedonio's grandsons joined the
quartet as replacements for Angel and Celedonio.
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