Alexander Ramm was born in 1988 in Vladivostok. Graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (cello class of Natalia Shakhovskaya and chamber ensemble class of Alexander Bonduyarsky) and completed a postgraduate course at the conservatoire. Continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin (class of Frans Helmerson).
Prize-winner at the Beijing International Music Competition (Grand-Prix, 2010) and many other international competitions. In April 2013 he won 3,sup>rd prize at one of the most prestigious cello competitions – the Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki, making him the first Russian musician to be a prize-winner at that competition. In June 2015 he won 2nd prize and the Silver Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Since 2012 he has been a soloist at the St Petersburg House of Music, and since 2011 he has featured in concert programmes of the Moscow State Philharmonic, including the project Stars of the 21st Century. Regularly performs at the Moscow Easter Festival.
Has toured to many towns and cities in Russia, Lithuania, Sweden, Austria, Finland, South Africa, Japan, France and Bulgaria; gives recitals at at the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. Collaborates with such conductors as Michail Jurowski, Vladimir Jurowski, Vladimir Spivakov, Valery Gergiev, Alexander Sladkovsky and Vladimir Fedoseyev.
Last season he appeared at the Philharmonie de Paris and London's Cadogan Hall, and performed Shostakovich's Second Cello Concerto under Michail Jurowski in Belgrade and the cello part in Prokofiev's Sinfonia concertante under Valery Gergiev (that concert was broadcast by France's Mezzo TV channel). Engagements for the 2017–2018 season include a concert with the State Borodin Quartet at the Philharmonie de Paris and appearances with Michail Jurowski and Valery Gergiev.
Since 2011 he has played an instrument crafted by the renowned modern maker Gabriele Jebran Yakoub, presented to him by the Schreve family (Amsterdam) and Elena Lukyanova (Moscow).
Information for December 2017
In December, the ballet company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will perform in the capital of Qatar, Doha, for the first time. The Qatari audiences will be treated to the ballet A Thousand and One Nights with music by Fikret Amirov, choreographed by the Ballet Artistic Director Eldar Aliev, Honored Artistic Creator of Russia. The performances will take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) on December 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2023
Valery Gergiev, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, has also become General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre starting from December 1, 2023.
We send our heartiest congratulations to the team of the Bolshoi Theatre. We are sincerely glad to be able to cooperate more closely with our Moscow colleagues!
On December 15, 2023, guest tenor Ivan Gyngazov will appear in the main male part in Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s opera The Queen of Spades. The performance is dedicated to the memory of Yuri Temirkanov, Stage Director of the legendary production, which today is only presented on the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre