Aldemaro Romero

Aldemaro Romero was born in Venezuela in 1928 and established himself internationally as a pianist, composer, author and arranger.

At the age of 22 he signed a contract for RCA in New York as an arranger.

The following year he released his most successful album, “Dinners at Caracas”, which became a best-seller in America.

His notoriety continued to grow and over the years he was invited to work with orchestras and great artists including Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Stan Kenton, Ray Mc Kinley, Machito, Noro Morales, Miguelito Valdés and Tito Puente.

While he was in Italy, Romero composed many soundtracks among which stood out the one for “The Saga of Simon Bolivar”, a film by Alessandro Blasetti with Maximilian Schell and Rosanna Schiaffino, that won the Peace Award at the Moscow Film Festival in 1969 .

His greatest contribution to music was certainly the introduction of a new genre, called “Onda Nueva”, which became the main theme of the Caracas Music Festival from 1971 to 1973.

The artistic director of the event was Aldo Pagani, a dear friend and exclusive editor of Romero.

As conductor and arranger, Romero won numerous awards including the First Prizes at the Mallorca Music Festival, the Music Olympiade in Athens and the Latin Songs Music Festival in Mexico.