Artist Profiles: Camerata Romeu

Camerata Romeu

Camerata Romeu is a renowned all-female chamber music ensemble founded in 1993 by the Fundación Pablo Milanes. It’s led by Zenaida Romeu, one of the world’s few women conductors. Zenaida was born into a family of Cuban performers and composers spanning several generations.

They play everything from folk music and Mozart to fiery renditions of a new Cuban music using classical European form, yet drawing on the popular rhythms of the island taken from Africa, Spain, and indigenous cultures of Latin America.

Camerata Romeu has developed a unique sound that thills audiences in small Cuban towns, playing to packed houses in the United States and Europe.


La Bella Cubana: New Classical Cuban Music (1996)
Cervantes (1999)
Cuba Mía (Bis Music, 2001)
Danza De Las Brujas (Bis Music, 2005)
Raigal (Colibrí, 2006)
Tampa Habana Oslo – En Vivo (Bis Music, 2007)
La Bella Cubana (Bis Music, 2007)
Non Divisi – Roberto Valera y Camerata Romeu (2008)
Saudações, with Egberto Gismonti (ECM, 2009)
Habanera, with Di Giusto (Naive, 2011)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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