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Mario Ramirez Bio

San Diego Youth Orchestra

Mario Ramirez, NYO Program Executive Director
NYO Chamber Music Program Director



Felix Mendelssohn  Piano Trio in D minor
Molto allegro ed agitato

NYO Staff Members: John Ramirez violin, Mario Ramirez cello, Cho Hyun Park piano


Zoltán Kodály  Violin and Cello Duo op. 7

NYO Staff Members: Miguel Ramirez violin, Mario Ramirez cello


Johannes Brahms  Clarinet Trio in A minor


NYO Staff Members: Peter Dayeh clarinet, Mario Ramirez cello, David Bergstedt piano

Mario Ramirez - Bio

Growing up as an exceptional young musician, Mario Ramirez received his advanced training with late world renown cellist and teacher Eleonore Schoenfeld for 10 years, who was a professor at U.S.C. Thorton School of Music.  For college he entered The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston MA. where he was accepted to study under Laurence Lesser and Colin Carr with full scholarship.  Through the years, Mr. Ramirez also had the opportunity to learn and perform with the worlds finest cellists, examples include Gabor Rejto, Paul Tortelier, Anner Bylsma, Jeffery Solow and ensemble training with Alice Schoenfeld. He has received awards from prominent institutions including the Arnold Schoenberg Institute and the Culburn Foundation and has participated in the Idyllwild Art Summer Program, Edinburgh International Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival and Piatigorsky Seminar.  Mr. Ramirez has performed as a cello soloist with La Jolla Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Guanajuato Symphony (Mex), Queretaro Philharmonic (Mex) and has performed chamber, solo, and orchestral concerts in venues throughout the U.S.A., Europe and Israel.

For 20 years, Mario has previously lived, performed and taught in the Boston area as a professional cellist. He has been traveling to San Diego acting as NYO Chamber Ensembles Director since the NYO's conception.


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