Alexander Ramm is perhaps one of the most gifted and sought-after cello players of his generation. His style combines virtuosity, deep insight into composer’s frame of mind, emotional intensity, clear bow articulation and artistic distinctiveness.
Alexander Ramm has won the Silver Medal at Tchaikovsky International Competition (Moscow, 2015), as well as other numerous musical contests, including 1st Cambridge International Boston Competition (Boston, Mass., 2005) and 1st National Music Competition (Moscow, 2010). As of now, Mr. Ramm is the only Russian national finalist and laureat of the most prestigious Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki (2013).
Alexander Ramm was born May 9, 1988 in Vladivostok. He was educated at Glière Children Music School in Kaliningrad (class of Svetlana Ivanova), then at Moscow Chopin College of Performing Arts (class of Marina Zhuravlyova). In 2012 Alexander graduated Moscow Conservatory and then received Postgraduate Diploma (class of Prof. Natalia Shakhovskaya, People’s Artist of the USSR). Currently he is honing his performance skills under Frans Helmerson at Hanns Eisler College or Academy of Music (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler) in Berlin. Mr. Ramm was also trained at Musical Academy of Courchevel (Académie Musicale de Courchevel) and International Holland Music Sessions (2010) workshops where he studied under such top-notch music professors as Philippe Mueller, Reinhard Latzko, Maria Kliegel and Uzi Wiesel. Alexander also studied performing arts at Verbier Festival Academy (2011) where he was tutored by Gary Hoffmann, Frans Helmerson, Masaaki Suzuki, Lawrence Power and Ferenc Rados. He graduated from Verbier Festival Academy with a commendation award from Neva Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland).
Mr. Ramm is actively involved in all major projects of St. Petersburg House of Music and regularly takes part in projects promoting young talents presented by Moscow Philharmonic Society, including program «The Stars of The 21st Century» both in Moscow and around Russia. Alexander takes part in Moscow Easter Festival founded by Valery Gergiev as well.
Mr. Ramm has performed in numerous cities in Russia, Lithuania, Sweden, Austria, Finland, South Africs, Japan, France and Bulgaria. World’s top concert venues are always eager to feature Mr. Ramm’s solo concerts: he has performed at Brucknerhaus (Linz), Nikkei Hall (Tokyo), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. Mr. Ramm has collaborated extensively with world’s leading music conductors: Constantine Orbelian, Vladimir Spivakov, Valery Gergiev, Alexander Sladkovsky and Valery Polyansky. Mr. Ramm has performed alongside State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and other numerous ensembles.
A generous financial support from the classical music lovers, the Schreve family from Amsterdam and Elena Lukyanova from Moscow, allowed Alexander Ramm to purchase a very fine cello made by the Cremonese luthier Gabrielle Jebran Yakoub.