Seated (left to right):
Leslie Powers (violin and orchestra treasurer) and Dan Silverman (viola)
Standing (left to right):
Candace Colbert (oboe), conductor Peter Freisinger, sponsor Robert Folsom and William Scherban (clarinet and orchestra president)
Victor Romanul and Michael Romanul are the third and second sons of Flaviu C. A. Romanul and the late Nancy Ann Romanul, and grandchildren of the renowned Metropolitan Opera soprano Stella Roman. Along with first son Myron (pianist) and fourth son Alexander (violinist), they comprised the Romanul Chamber Players, which played in concert and on radio and television during the 1970s.
Victor Romanul, violinist, has been performing professionally since the age of seven. An active recitalist, teacher and soloist, he has performed throughout the world. As a soloist, he was named "Best of Boston" in 1997 by the Boston Globe. He recently completed a three year tenure as concertmaster of the Ars Poetica Chamber Orchestra, based in Detroit and made up of outstanding players of major orchestras of this country. He has given masterclasses at many schools including Northwestern, Columbia, Oberlin and SUNY Stony Brook. Currently a member of the Boston Symphony violin section, he has served as its Assistant Concertmaster, and as Associate Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He studied with Ivan Galamian, Joseph Silverstein and Jascha Heifetz. Recent highlights included performances of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Boston Pops and the New Hampshire Symphony, a three concert series of the ten Beethoven Violin Sonatas at the Goethe Institute in Boston, the Six Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin in one recital, and the complete solo Sonatas of Eugene Ysaye. Last season Victor performed several recitals around the country specializing in the solo violin music by Paganini, Sauret, Ernst, Wienawski, Vieuxtemps and Ysaye, and he gave the world premiere of a duo written for him and violist Michael Zaretsky by film composer John Williams. This season, a CD will be released of this and other works. A comprehensive tour of the major works of Paganini, Sauret, as well as the complete Sonatas of Beethoven is planned for concerts this season.
Born in Philadelphia in 1956, Michael Romanul studied musical theory and composition with Henry Lasher, Edward Madden and Stephen Albert, as well as orchestration with Gardner Read. A cellist of professional standing for many years, he has played as soloist with many community orchestras locally, as well as being a former member of the Portland (Maine) Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony (Manchester) and the Florida (Orlando) Symphony, where he served as Assistant Principal Cellist. After completing a four-year stint as Music Archivist / Librarian at Boston Ballet concluding in 1988, Michael has been employed by Brookline Bankfor nineteen years.