Lito Romero is the newest member of the renowned Romeros Quartet, whose illustrious history is unmistakably a milestone of twentieth century music. 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 Angel’s son Lito, replacing Celedonio upon his death in 1996, and together with his cousin Celino, The Romeros encompass three generations of virtuosity. With an outstanding sense for ensemble playing, Lito has proven in numerous performances to be a worthy successor of his grandfather in the family’s quartet.
Since the age of 19 Lito has performed in concert with his father, Angel Romero, in Tokyo, Madrid, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Seoul, Mexico City, Puerto Rico, and in various music festivals including the Blossom Music Festival. In 1988 he joined his father in recording A Touch of Class for Telarc, and in 1995 they recorded Vivaldi’s guitar concertos with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-fields for the RCA label. His first public appearance as a soloist was performing the “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquin Rodrigo with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in 1991 and his first solo recital was during the 1994-95 season.
Proud to carry on the family tradition, Lito and his cousin Celino display the virtuosity synonymous with the name Romero. To have so many virtuosi of the same instrument in one family is unique in the music world, and in the realm of the classical guitar it is absolutely without precedent. The New York Times observed: "One of the enduring mysteries of musical talent is how skills seem to flow genetically from musical parent to musical child. In the Romero family, the flow has been swift and unimpeded. The virtuosity of the four Romeros was uniformly solid and finely considered, as if these techniques had derived from a single mold".