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Alexander Ramm

Cello

Biography

Quite a phenomenon The Strad

A mesmerizing, heroic soloist (The Strad), Alexander Ramm is one of the most sought-after cellists of his generation. Having emerged on the international stage as the silver medalist of the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition, he has recently attracted much attention and critical praise with his recording of Benjamin Brittens Cello Suites, which was made with titanium pins in his left elbow following a freak accident. Enthusiastic comparisons to Rostropovich (The Strad, Pizzicato.lu) and the Listeners Choice award of The Violoncello Foundation have placed this album among the most acclaimed recordings of cello repertoire.

Alexanders regular collaborations with Vladimir Jurowski, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Jurowski, Antoni Wit, Alexander Sladkovsky and other prominent artistic partners have taken him to Philharmonie de Paris, Londons Cadogan Hall as well as to Linzs Brucknerhaus, Amsterdams Concertgebouw, Birminghams Symphony Hall, Tokyos Nikkei Hall and to many of the most prestigious stages in the UK, Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, Austria, Finland, South Africa, Japan, France and Russia, including Mariinsky Theatre and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

Almost straight after the Tchaikovsky cello competition, Alexander was invited by legendary Russian Firma Melodia to record the Shostakovich concerto with the Tatarstan Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Alexander Sladkovsky.

Before Alexanders success at the Tchaikovsky International Competition (Moscow, 2015), he won the Third Beijing International Music competition (Beijing, 2010) and First National Music Competition (Moscow, 2010). In 2013 Mr. Ramm became the first Russian laureate of the most prestigious Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki.

Alexander Ramm was born in Vladivostok, then moved to Kaliningrad and studied at Glière Children Music School (class of Svetlana Ivanova). He continued his education at Chopin College of Performing Arts in Moscow (class of Maria Zhuravlyova). In 2012 Alexander graduated from Moscow Conservatory (class of Peoples Artist of the USSR Prof. Natalia Shakhovskaya). Alexander also studied at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Frans Helmerson.

Generous support from the Amsterdam-based Schreve family and Ms. Elena Lukyanova in Moscow has allowed Alexander Ramm to own a cello made by the Cremonese luthier Mr. Gabriel Jebran Yakoub.

...breathtaking playing Ramms interpretation justifies the direct comparison with Rostropovichs legendary Decca recordings A more than successful debut of a young cellist his colorful and lyrical playing brings him in the first league. Pizzicato.lu

He certainly displays an uncommon affinity for the music, its style and its emotional ebbs and flows. The Third Suite has an unmistakable sense of valedictory, with a mellow melancholy that seems to get to the heart of the music. The Strad, 2019

 His recording [Britten Cello Suites nos. 13] brings together restrained joy and contrasting earnestness, moments of light-heartedness with those of meditation. His powerful yet delicate tone captures the essence of the Suites. Der Spiegel


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21
February, 2018
7:00 pm
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