Violinist Manuel Ramos performs for Mendelssohn Club Oct. 6
Mendelssohn Club is pleased to welcome acclaimed Mexican violinist Manuel Ramos, who will perform at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6 at Second Congregational Church, 318 N. Church Street.
Ramos brings to the concert hall technical mastery of his instrument combined with stylistic insight. From Bach to Stravinsky, from the melodies of his native Mexico to the virtuoso showpieces of Paganini, Ramos interprets the varied repertoire for the violin and leaves audiences enthralled.
One of the most active Mexican musicians of his generation, Ramos has performed throughout the Americas, from Canada to Argentina. He has been the featured soloist with such orchestras as the St. Louis and the Pittsburgh symphonies in the United States, as well as with all the major orchestras of Mexico and Central America.
His recital engagements include appearances in Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., and major halls in Mexico and South America. His performances have been televised throughout Latin America by the Mexican broadcasting corporation ECO. An avid chamber musician, he is a regular guest at festivals including Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Park City, Utah; and San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.
In 1976, Ramos immigrated to the United States, where he studied with Franco Gulli at Indiana University and where he has been associated with the St. Louis Symphony as a member of the first violin section. He has also been assistant concertmaster of the Pittsburgh and San Diego symphonies and concertmaster of the Mexico City Philharmonic. Among his many awards are prizes at the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Sion, Switzerland, and the Manuel M. Ponce Competition in Mexico City.
Immediately following the performance, a reception will be held at the Mendelssohn Club, 415 N. Church St. Admission is by season ticket, or $15 adult, $5 student, available at Mendelssohn Club. Call (815) 964-9713 for tickets.