About Alexander

XV Tchaikovsky Competition

Silver Medal

2010 Beijing International Music Competition


2005 Cambridge International Boston Competition


Alexander Ramm is the winner of the Silver Medal at the XV Tchaikovsky International Competition, and has garnered prizes at numerous other musical competitions including the Cambridge International Boston Competition, Beijing International Music Competition and the National Music Competition (Moscow). To this day, Mr. Ramm is the only Russian finalist and laureate of the most prestigious Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki.

Alexander Ramm was born May 9, 1988 in Vladivostok. He was educated at the Glière Children Music School in Kaliningrad (class of Svetlana Ivanova), then at the Moscow Chopin College of Performing Arts (class of Marina Zhuravlyova). In 2012 Alexander graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma (class of Prof. Natalia Shakhovskaya, People’s Artist of the USSR). Currently he is honing his performance skills under Frans Helmerson at the Hanns Eisler College or Academy of Music (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler) in Berlin. Mr. Ramm also trained at the Musical Academy of Courchevel (Académie Musicale de Courchevel) and the International Holland Music Sessions workshops where he studied under such professors as Philippe Mueller, Reinhard Latzko, Maria Kliegel and Uzi Wiesel. Alexander also participated in the Verbier Festival Academy (2011) where he was tutored by Gary Hoffmann, Frans Helmerson, Masaaki Suzuki, Lawrence Power and Ferenc Rados. He graduated from Verbier Festival Academy with a commendation award from Neva Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland).

Mr. Ramm is actively involved in all the major projects of the St. Petersburg House of Music and regularly takes part in projects promoting young talents presented by Moscow Philharmonic Society, including pthe rogram «The Stars of The 21st Century» both in Moscow and around Russia. Alexander also participates in the Moscow Easter Festival founded by Valery Gergiev.

Mr. Ramm has performed in numerous cities throughout Russia, Lithuania, Sweden, Austria, Finland, South Africa, Japan, France and Bulgaria. The world’s top concert venues are always eager to feature Mr. Ramm’s solo recitals: he has performed at Brucknerhaus (Linz), Nikkei Hall (Tokyo), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. Mr. Ramm has collaborated extensively with world’s leading conductors including Constantine Orbelian, Vladimir Spivakov, Valery Gergiev, Alexander Sladkovsky and Valery Polyansky. Mr. Ramm has performed with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others.

Watch some of Alexander’s performances

Additional information


  • 2015, XV International Tchaikovsky Competition (Russia): 2nd Prize and Silver Medal
  • 2013, Paulo Cello Competition (Helsinki, Finland): 3rd Prize
  • 2012, International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 2012, Sweden International Duo Competition: Alexander Ramm (cello), and Anna Odintsova (piano)
  • 2010, 3rd Beijing international music competition (Beijing, China): 2nd Prize (1st not awarded)
  • 2010, 1st National Music Competition (Russia): 1st Prize
  • 2010, 5th UNISA International String Competition (South Africa): 4th Prize
  • 2006, Moscow Romantic Music Festival (Moscow, Russia): Grand Prix
  • 2005, 1st Cambridge International Boston Competition (Boston, Mass., USA): 1st Prize


Cello Solo

J.S.Bach – Sonata No. 1, g-moll BWV1001

J.S.Bach – Sonata No. 2, a-moll BWV1003

J.S.Bach – Partita No. 2, d-moll BWV1004

J.S.Bach – Partita No. 3, E-dur BWV1006

Paganini – 24 caprices,  Op. 1

Ysaye – Sonatas Op. 27

Violin & Piano

Bloch – Baal Shem Suite (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life) 

Britten – Suite for violin and piano, Op.6 

Chausson – Poème, Op. 25  

Gershwin – Porgy and Bess Suite (arrangement by Jascha Heifetz)

Glazunov – Grand Adagio from “Raymonda”

Lutoslawski – Subito (1991)

Messiaen – Theme and Variations (1932)

Paganini – Le Streghe, Op. 8

Paganini – Campanella, Op. 7

Prokofiev – «Masks» (arranged by Jascha Heifetz)

Prokofiev – March from the opera «Love for three oranges» (J. Heifetz)

Ravel – Tzigane (1924)

Rimsky-Korsakov – Fight of the Bumblebee (arrangement by Jascha Heifetz)

Saint-Saens – Introduction and Rondo-Capriccioso, Op. 28  

Sarasate –  Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20  

Sarasate – Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22

Sarasate – Zapateado, Op. 23

Sarasate – Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43

Schostakovich – Three fantastic dances. Op. 5 (arrangement by H.Glickman)

Schostakovich – Four preludes Op.34 (arrangement by Ziganov)      

Schostakovich – Five pieces for 2 violins (arrangement by Atovmyan)

Tchaikovsky – Serenade melancholique Op. 26

Tchaikovsky – Valse-Scherzo Op. 34

Tchaikovsky – “Souvenir d’un lieu cher” Op. 42

Waxman – Carmen Fantasy (1946)

Wieniawski – Polonaise D-dur, Op.4  

Wieniawski – Faust Fantasy, Op. 20  


J.S. Bach – Concerto for two violins d-moll, BWV 1043

Bartok – Concerto No. 1, Sz 36

Beethoven – Concerto D-dur, Op. 61

Beethoven – Concerto for violin, cello and piano C-dur, Op. 56

Brahms – Concerto D-dur, Op. 77

Brahms – Concerto for violin and cello a-moll, Op. 102

Britten – Concerto d-moll, Op.15

Britten – Concerto for violin and viola (1932)

Bruch – Concerto No. 1, Op. 26, g-moll

Bruch – Concerto for violin and viola Op. 88, e-moll

Glazunov – Concerto for violin and orchestra, a-moll, Op. 82

Gliere – Concerto for violin and orchestra, g-moll, Op. 100

Khachaturian – Concerto for violin and orchestra (1940)

Lalo – Spanish symphony, d-moll, Op. 21

Mendelssohn – Concerto e-moll, Op. 64

Mendelssohn – Concerto for violin and piano d-moll

Mozart – Concerto No. 2, D-dur KV 211

Mozart – Concerto No. 3, G-dur KV 216

Mozart – Concerto No. 4, D-dur KV 218

Mozart – Concerto No. 5, A-dur KV219

Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola Es-dur, KV 364

Paganini – Concerto No. 1, D-dur, Op. 6

Paganini – Concerto No. 2, h-moll, Op. 7

Prokofiev  – Concerto No. 1, D-dur Op. 19

Prokofiev – Concerto No. 2, g-moll Op.63

Schumann – Concerto d-moll

Shostakovich – Concerto No.1 a-moll, Op. 99

Shostakovich – Concerto No. 2 cis-moll, Op. 129

Sibelius – Concerto d-moll, Op. 47

Suk – Fantasy for violin and orchestra g-moll, Op. 24

Tchaikovsky – Concerto D-dur, Op. 35



Tchaikovsky – variations on a Rococo Theme

Haydn – Cello Concerto in C major

Prokofiev – Sinfonia Concertante

Drorak – Cello Concerto

Myaskovsky – Cello Concerto

Tchaikovsky Competition Winners Concert II

Tchaikovsky Competition Winners Concert I

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