John Romano, Bass Clarinet
Clarinetist John Romano received his bachelor of music degree (magna cum laude) from Shenandoah Conservatory in 1991. He was a clarinetist and saxophonist with the Air Force Band of the Golden West near San Francisco, California from 1993-2000. During that time he performed in many Bay Area groups including the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony and California Wind Orchestra. Since moving to Washington, DC, Mr. Romano has focused on performing in and arranging for various chamber music groups, including clarinet quartet, recorder ensemble, and reed quintet. Mr. Romano has been a featured soloist with the Air Force Band and North Bay Symphony. He has also performed at the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium and FAME Music Festival in Lawrence, New Jersey. Additionally, he has given recitals, clinics and masterclasses in schools and universities across the country and also frequently performs with his wife, flutist Charlene Romano, as Duoromano. Mr. Romano currently resides in Winchester, Virginia, with his wife and two children where, when not performing, he can frequently be seen with hammer and paintbrush restoring his home.