Zenaida Romeu

by 03/22/2013

camerataZenaida Romeu, Cuban musician and director of the internationally acclaimed, all-woman string orchestra, Camerata Romeu, will be coming to Wake Forest and give a presentation as well as several musical performances.

Ms. Romeu will first be giving a presentation on April 16th at 4 PM in Greene Hall (more details will be forthcoming). Following the reception, faculty in attendance are invited to attend a reception in the faculty lounge of the 5th floor of Greene Hall. Please RSVP with Dr. Linda Howe in the Department of Romance Languages  if you plan to attend.

Ms. Romeu will also be giving two musical performances. These performances are scheduled for April 25th and May 13th. Further information will be provided once all the details are set.

Ms. Romeu’s visit is made possible thanks to the following Sponsors: Wake Forest University, IPLACe, Latin American and Latino Studies, Provost Office of Global Affairs, the Departments of Romance Languages and Music.

More information on Zenaida Romeu:

Zenaida Romeu is Orchestral Conductor, Choral Director, Professor at the Superior Institute of Art in Havana, and Director of one of the first all-woman string orchestras in Latin America, Camerata Romeu. Granddaughter of legendary Cuban musician Antonio María Romeu, she represents the third generation of a family of notable Cuban musicians. She is the founder of the chamber choir Cohesión (1982), choir Estudio Lírico (1989), and Camerata Romeu (1993). She has conducted and performed with important Cuban soloists and international figures such as French composer and pianist Michel Legrand, Brazilian composer, guitarist, and pianist Egberto Gismonti, and Mexican flautist and recorder player Horacio Franco. Romeu and the Camerata have been nominated for Latin Grammys and have won various Cuba Disco awards, the Marsella Medal, the Philadelphia Bell, Illustrious Guest of the City of Los Angeles, the Giraldilla Award, and the Order of Cuba.

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