The Romm Trio
We are the Romms
Ronald and Aaron Romm, Trumpets
Avis Romm, Piano
International performing artists Ronald, Avis, and Aaron Romm come together in The Romm Trio, a unique two-trumpet-and-piano ensemble that enthralls audiences with their versatile, warm and deeply personal
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. His most recent recording project is a collaboration with Mike Vax of the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, entitled “Collaboration.”
In 2002 Mr. Romm accepted the distinguished position of Professor of Trumpet at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a position he currently held until his retirement in 2021.
Ronald Romm is a Warburton Signature Artist.
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), 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, South America, Russia, and Asia.
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, and she performs regularly with internationally renowned soloists. She is a frequent collaborative pianist for the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver, Colorado.
Mrs. Romm’s ongoing commitment to education has led to her involvement with some unique musical endeavors. With a view to young people, she became a specialist in the Carabo-Cone Method, A Sensory-Motor Approach to Music Learning, and spearheaded an innovative project by Yamaha Music Canada to integrate music education and classroom activities in the public schools. 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. She currently serves as accompanist faculty for the Illinois Summer Youth Music Pre-College Trumpet program. Ms. Romm maintains an active teaching studio in Sarasota, FL.
Mrs. Romm is also well known for her music editing skills; several of her popular piano editions are available from Minstrel Press. They include works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and Debussy. She created piano reductions of orchestral accompaniments for the Canadian Brass Solo Performing Editions for Trumpet (concertos by Haydn and Hummel), published by Hal Leonard Music, Inc.
Her CD entitled “Piano Dreams” was released by Opening Day Entertainment Group and is available on iTunes.
For Avis, it is a particular thrill to perform with family, and she performs regularly with her husband Ronald Romm, former and founding member of the world famous Canadian Brass, member of the Summit Brass and Professor of Trumpet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They present duo recitals and special pops shows with symphony orchestras as the Ronald and Avis Romm Trumpet and Piano Duo. The Duo performed in France and Italy in the spring of 2014, Russia in 2016, and China and Bulgaria in 2017. As part of the Romm Family Trio, she has performed in Italy, France, Belgium, and most recently, Spain.
Avis Romm is a Steinway Performing Artist.
Aaron has had the privilege of performing as a soloist and in ensembles of various genres, shapes and sizes throughout the United States and Mexico, Europe, and South Korea. In 2023, Dr. Romm moved to Lawrence, Kansas to assume a teaching position at the University of Kansas. Prior to this move, Aaron served as Co-Principal Trumpet of Sarasota Orchestra (FL), was a staff musician at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church along with his wife, violinist Sun-Young Shin, and has enjoyed an active career as a freelance performer and teacher.
He looks forward to rejoining the Summit Brass as a faculty member of the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute
in July 2024.
Aaron Romm is a Warburton Performing Artist and Clinician.
Story-telling through Sound
As a trio, the Romms have captivated audiences throughout the United States and Europe; as independent artists, Ronald, Avis and Aaron have graced concert halls throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. Wherever they go, they bring audiences to their feet in standing ovation!
All of the Romms feel strongly about making a positive impact on the next generation. They frequently pair their concert engagements with masterclasses and educational events.
Because of the unique instrumentation of the Romm Trio, they have contributed many new arrangements and transcriptions to the limited repertoire for two trumpets and piano. These are available for purchase HERE
Recordings available for sale!
We recently released two feature recordings, both available on CDBaby, iTunes, and anywhere you like to steam music:
1) "Showdown at the Hoedown", by Charles Reskin.
Showdown at the Hoedown, written for Ronald, Avis and Aaron Romm, is a light-hearted tribute to the genre of "cowboy" music. It's a lively mixture of Bach, Copland, a little jazz, and, hopefully, a little Reskin. Charles Reskin, USA, 2016
2) Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565, by J.S. Bach/arr. Aaron Romm
This baroque tour-de-force has enthralled audiences around the globe from the first explosive notes to the very last breathtaking chord. Aaron Romm's new arrangement of J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV 565) is captivating in its very nature with interplay between the two trumpets and piano. Originally for organ and known in various forms of popular media in versions including orchestra, large brass ensemble, and brass quintet, among others, this three-voice fugue weaves through dramatic episode to dramatic episode to its thrilling conclusion. We know you will enjoy this listening experience as much as we do, each time we have the honor of performing it.
Support our Projects
Recently we've begun a massive recording project, the purpose of which is to deliver to you, our fans, video recordings of our repertoire that we perform LIVE.
To support this project and to have access to each video as they become available, please go to https://www.patreon.com/rommtrio