THE ROMM TRIO
Ronald Romm, a performer who has appeared worldwide on the stages of most major concert venues, music festivals, and international music conferences, is widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent trumpeters and clinicians of today. Mr. Romm attended The Juilliard School in New York where he earned Bachelor and Masters Degrees and studied with William Vacchiano, legendary teacher and former Principal Trumpeter of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1971, Ronald Romm joined the newly formed Canadian Brass, which later established itself as the premiere brass ensemble in the world. In June of 2000, he retired from the group after participating in over 4,500 concerts, 60 recordings, numerous television concert specials, videos, and hundreds of master classes. He has performed with major orchestras and with the greatest living conductors in the world. Ron has shared the stage in live performance and recorded CDs with leading artists including Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, Jon Faddis, Doc Severinsen, and brass performers from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Berlin Philharmonic. In 2002 Mr. Romm accepted the distinguished position of Professor of Trumpet at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a position he holds proudly. Ronald Romm is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Avis Romm’s love affair with the piano began as early as age three. This passion led her to studies at The Juilliard School in New York where she received Bachelor of Music and Master of Science degrees. While in New York, she gave performances at Alice Tully Hall, Studio 58, concerts with the Juilliard Ensemble (Contemporary Music Ensemble founded by Luciano Berio and conducted by Dennis Russell Davies), The American Opera Center, as a member of The Juilliard Accompanying Staff and as a freelance performing and recording pianist. In addition, she performed as a solo and ensemble pianist for radio, television and stage throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. Avis is highly respected in the field of opera, having coached, directed, conducted and performed in hundreds of opera productions internationally. Much of her work was recorded for broadcast on television and radio. Ms. Romm has worked extensively with the Sarasota Opera Company both as a musical/vocal coach and pianist/conductor and she performs regularly with internationally renowned soloists. Avis has taught and lectured at the college level both in the United States and Canada; a major focal point of her lectures is musical collaboration and chamber performance. A new CD of her works entitled “Piano Dreams” has recently been released by Opening Day Entertainment Group and is available on I-Tunes. Avis Romm is a Steinway Performing Artist.
Aaron Romm, instructor of trumpet at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, has performed around the globe to great acclaim. Classically-trained but at home in several genres, Aaron has had opportunities to perform with orchestras such as Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (Guadalajara, Mexico), groups such as Mannheim Steamroller, with solo performances and masterclasses at international brass festivals. Chamber music has always held a special place in Aaron’s heart; he, along with Ronald and Avis Romm, have dazzled audiences internationally in The Romm Family Trio, a unique two-trumpet-and-piano ensemble. Aaron is also a founding member of Nightmusic, a quintet exclusively comprised of trumpets and trombones, with their own specially-arranged repertoire ranging from Renaissance vocal music to samba. Locally, he is a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota, and will be performing J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in December 2017. Prior to his appointment at State College of Florida, Dr. Romm taught at Illinois State University and the Conservatory of Central Illinois. He serves as a trumpet coach for band programs in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, and is active as a private trumpet instructor.