composition, musical direction and contraguitar , born 1954 in bludenz, studied guitar and musicology (dr.phil.) in innsbruck and teaches guitar and contemporary music at the vienna university of music and the performing arts (univ.prof.). he as appeared as a guitarist throughout europe, in usa and japan and has made a name for himself both as a soloist and in various ensembles in the field of contemporary avant-garde and especially improvised music. pieces have been written for him by composers such as klaus ager, gerold amann, christian diendorfer, fernando grillo, dieter kaufmann, günter mattitsch, werner pirchner, franz schreyer, kurt schwertsik, burkhard stangl and haimo wisser. he has worked as a soloist with various orchestras (including the rso vienna, the orf orchestra, the bavarian radio orchestra, tiroler symphonieorchester innsbruck, wdr-sinfonieorchster cologne), ensemble modern frankfurt, klangforum vienna, the ensemble xx. jahrhundert wien, burkhard stangl’s maxixe… solo and collective projects, among others the duo with his wife barbara schneider-romen and harsch (with b.romen, burkhard stangl, christof kurzmann and occasionally sugimoto taku).
he has composed music for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, singers and orchestra. pieces for guitar have been published by doblinger, ue and helbling. commissions from the austrian federal ministry of cultural affairs, the tyrolean government, the orf and klangspuren schwaz. performances among others at musikprotokoll des steirischen herbstes, at the festival wien modern, klangspuren schwaz, osterfestival innsbruck, orf vienna and innsbruck.
1993 emil berlanda prize of the tyrolean government for special achievements in new music, 1995 3rd prize at the choral competition of the tyrolean sängerverband. he has composed among others for the guitar4mation, peter waldner, het serenade trio amsterdam, die knödel, p.p. kainrath, windkraft tirol, tiroler symphonieorchester innsbruck, hortus musicus klagenfurt, mayumi miyata, stefan hussong and tosiya suzuki, helge stiegler.
numerous radio recordings and cds.
Here Comes The Sun (mikroton cd 23)