Peruvian born Alexander-Sergei Ramírez has appeared throughout the world in recitals, chamber concerts (with partners including violinist Renaud Capucon or Daniel Hope, the Amati String-Quartet, the Rosamunde Quartett) and as soloist in orchestral concerts (Orchestre National de Belgique, National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, Latvian National Orchestra, Collegium Winterthur) including 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 albums on DENON-International were received with critical acclaim by the music press. His recording dedicated to the works of the Paraguayan composer Agustín Barrios-Mangoré was released on DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON and was hailed as “the most engrossing 75 minutes I have ever heard” (Matanya Ophee) and was selected as “Recording of the month” by Classical Web Magazine. His CD Odyssey, (also on DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON) a musical voyage around the world with compositions from Spain, Russia, Japan, Australia, Puerto Rico, Perú and Cameroon was selected “CD of the month“ by ECOS-Magazine.
His latest recording “Guitarra Clásica del Perú” (on CAvi) focuses world premiere recordings of Peruvian composers of the 18th and 19th century like Perdo Ximénez Abrill Tirado (1780-1856) - “one of the greatest discoveries of the classical guitar repertoire in the past decades!” ORF - Austrian Radio Program.
Since several years his interest also focuses on the “romantic guitar”, performing in the unusual Duo-combination of guitar and fortepiano with Sheila Arnold.
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.