- Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 2:30pm
- RAÚL PRIETO RAMÍREZ
- Westminster United Church
- 745 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
With words such as “sizzling” and “transcendent” used to describe his performances, Raúl Prieto Ramírez is the first Spanish organist in recent times to establish himself among the elite of the international pipe organ scene.
After studies in Spain, Mr. Ramírez moved to Stuttgart to study organ with Ludger Lohmann and, concurrently, piano with Leonid Sintsev at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg. He also studied organ under Marie-Claire Alain, Guy Bovet, Eric Lebrun, Lionel Rogg, and Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini
In September 2013, Mr. Ramírez was appointed the organist-in-residence at Sursa Concert Hall and the professor of organ at Ball State University, Indiana. He continues as the artistic director of the annual summer International Organ Festival in Barcelona. This is his second performance with the Westminster Concert Organ Series.