La Bella Habana
This new album by the all-female Cuban string ensemble Camerata Romeu and its director / conductor Zeniada Romeu features stunning interpretations of compositions by Piazzolla, Astor, Jose White, Moises Simons, Publio Medina and more. The all-female chamber orchestra, Camerata Romeu, was founded in Havana in 1993 by director Zenaida Romeu, with support from the Pablo Milanés Foundation. With a core mission to promote the music and musical values of Latin American composers, Camerata Romeu combines a Central European string sound with its original repertoire and performance style to create something which is unique and particular to the Americas. The orchestra has been involved in many award-winning performances and recordings of works by the best composers from Cuba, Latin America and North America, but it also explores the classical repertoire of the string orchestra, providing a broad-spectrum of repertoire from the Baroque to the Rumba. Camerata Romeu has also provided a valuable opportunity for training and launching dozens of young musicians into the orchestral profession and many are now part of important orchestras in Cuba and all over the world. In 2020, Camerata Romeu was selected to participate as a headline group at Classical Next.