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) including appearances at the Salzburg Festival (Austria), Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany), Istanbul Music Festival (Turkey), Semanas Interamericanas (Washington, DC).
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 studied with Prof. Maritta Kersting, Germany, Jose-Luis Gonzalez, Spain and Pepe Romero, Spain/USA.
Beeing Professor at the Robert-Schumann Hochschule, Düsseldorf (Germany), Alexander-Sergei Ramirez is frequently invited to guitarfestivals, is giving worldwide masterclasses and is jurymember of different international guitar competitions.