Reviews / Recommendations
Above all, the evening was a triumph for Marco Romano, the organiser of the Proms, who conducted with great flair and maturity. He even had the nerve to flamboyantly direct without a score...
Britain’s most popular soprano Lesley Garrett is big box office anywhere, but this is to reckon without the Northern Sinfonia and conductor Marco Romano, who put a glow into everything……………
A biting performance of a very tricky score by the orchestra under the baton of Marco Romano.
He has an excellent stick technique and a fine interpretive sense.
...a stunning performance...
I have worked as soloist under his baton and can unreservedly recommend him as an outstanding conductor. His musical intuition and sensitivity as a partner are strikingly impressive, as is his authoritative command of an orchestra……”
I have watched and listened to Marco Romano conducting and rehearsing.
I found his conducting impressive and sensitive. He performs with authority
...Rossini’s Silken Ladder Overture, with well co-ordinated and fizzily confident strings, horns and woodwind immaculate in their enunciation of the main theme, and a froth that guest conductor Marco Romano never allowed to go flat.
Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony was a real ear-opener. Here, phrasing soared and sung, accents had cut and thrust, and Romano –conducting without a score- focused all his attention on texture, balance, dynamics and rhythmic drive. The three fast movements conveyed a thrilling sense of momentum, especially the opening Allegro con brio, and even the Funeral March moved purposefully along with a dark intensity that never resorted to dramatic excess……..
Marco Romano orchestrated a night to remember……a vivid performance, with playing consistently of the highest order...
North East Press.