Giulio Romano

Giulio Romano. Clarinetist, b Naples 8 Mar ca 1882, naturalized Canadian, d Afragola, near Naples, 19 Jul 1962. He studied music in Italy and arrived in Canada at 14. His teachers in Montreal included Joseph Moretti. Later he was active as an instrumentalist and conductor in theatres.

Romano, Giulio

Giulio Romano. Clarinetist, b Naples 8 Mar ca 1882, naturalized Canadian, d Afragola, near Naples, 19 Jul 1962. He studied music in Italy and arrived in Canada at 14. His teachers in Montreal included Joseph Moretti. Later he was active as an instrumentalist and conductor in theatres. In 1930 at his initiative a group of musicians met to form what came to be known as the Montreal Orchestra. During this period he also taught at the McGill Conservatory. In addition, he was founder and director of the Giulio Romano Orchestra, which was composed entirely of women. He performed on CBC radio. His second wife was Jeanne Girard, pianist and teacher.

See also Pietro Romano (his half-brother) and Arthur Romano (his son).