Classical guitarist Orlando Roman will perform the opening concert of the 2011-12 National Chamber Ensemble season on Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Theatre located 1611 N. Kent St. Arlington VA. Tickets ate $28 for adults and $15 for the students.
Roman was reared in a musically gifted family. As a young child, he discovered his love for the guitar at the age of five. Furthering his musical training, he attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Florida State University, and Real Conservatorio Superior de Música (Royal Conservatory) in Madrid, completing his doctoral work.
His musical achievements have garnered high praise in numerous national and international competitions, including first prizes in the Rising Star Competition, the Appalachian State University Guitar Competition, and the Boston Classical Guitar Society Competition. He is a recipient of the National Merit Award, New York Curran Award, Selma Levine Professional Development Grant, Mark K. Joseph Professional Development Grant, Peabody Career Development Grant, and the Maryland State Arts Council Grant.
In Spain, he represented The United States as its Fulbright Scholar for guitar and wrote his doctoral treatise — Performer’s Guide to Michael Tippett’s The Blue Guitar.
Orlando Roman performs regularly throughout The United States, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Colombia, Cuba, and Eastern Europe and has been praised for their virtuosity, exceptional musicality and ‘sensitivity to details.’ In addition to his active solo career, he performs with the Aurora Guitar Quartet, and is an in-demand performer and Music Director in the Baltimore-Washington Latin-Jazz scene.
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