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Alexander-Sergei Ramirez

  • Guitarist

Biography

Alexander-Sergei Ramírez: Some of the most significant milestones in his career to date have been appearances at the Salzburg Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Semanas Interamericanas (Washington, DC), as well as at the main halls of the Salzburg Mozarteum and Zurich Tonhalle and at Lima’s Teatro Municipal.

His first four albums on DENON were received with critical acclaim by the music press: “on all levels...Prime Want List material“ (Fanfare), “there are other fine versions available of the Ginastera Sonata but none better than this one“ (John Duarte in Gramophone) and “ultimative Villa-Lobos“ (Musikmarkt).

His recording dedicated to the works of the Paraguayan composer Agustín Barrios-Mangoré was released on DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON in 2002 and was hailed: “an important addition to the guitar-catalogue” (American Record-Guide) and “the most engrossing 75 minutes I have ever heard” (Matanya Ophee). His latest Deutsche Grammophon recording, Odyssey, a musical voyage around the world with compositions from Spain, Russia, Japan, Australia, Puerto Rico, Perú and Cameroon, was released in April 2004, “a multivision for the ears and of briliant quality” (Akkustik Gitarre). “Odyssey” was selected  „CD of the month“ by Ecos-Magazine. 

2007 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON released the CD „Masters of the Guitar“, with recordings by Andrés Segovia, Pepe Romero, Narciso Yepes, Paco Pena and Alexander-Sergei Ramirez.

Since several years his interest also focuses on the “Romantic Guitar”, performing in the unusual Duo-combination of guitar and fortepiano with Sheila Arnold

In 1997 Ramirez was included in Maurice Summerfield´s dictionary “The Classical Guitar – it´s evolution, players and personalities since 1800”.

Ramirez, Professor at the Robert-Schumann Hochschule, Düsseldorf (Germany), is frequently invited to guitarfestivals, is giving worldwide masterclasses and is jurymember of different international guitar competitions.