Alexander Ramm



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. Highlights of the 2016/2017 season include performances in Philharmonie de Paris, debut in Cadogan Hall with Valery Gergiev as well as performance of Shostakovich cello concerto no.2 with Mikhail Yurovsky in Belgrade.

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).

Born on May 9 1988 in Vladivostok, Alexander Ramm was educated at Glière Children Music School in Kaliningrad (class of Svetlana Ivanova), then at Moscow Chopin College of Performing Arts (class of Maria Zhuravlyova). In 2012 Alexander graduated Moscow Conservatory and then received Postgraduate Diploma (class of Prof. Natalia Shakhovskaya, People’s Artist of the USSR). Alexander has also studied at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin under Frans Helmerson.

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, England, Germany,Lithuania, Sweden, Austria, Finland, South Africa, 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: Vladimir Spivakov, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Yurovsky, Mikhail Yurovsky, Alexander Sladkovsky and Valery Polyansky.

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.

Audio & Video
Prokofiev - Symphony-Concerto in E Minor, OP. 125 E. Elgar - Concerto for cello and orchestra op.85 e-moll D. Shostakovich - Concert No. 1 for cello and orchestra in E-flat Major, op. 107 Dvořák - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104