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Ignacio Ramal, 1st & 2nd violin

Ignacio is a violinist specialised in historically informed performance. He received a Masters Degree in Musicology and Early Music Performance in Barcelona with professor Manfredo Kraemer, also receiving advice from professors like Emilio Moreno, Pedro Memelsdorff or Andrew Ackerman. He later continues his training as a pupil of Enrico Onofri in the Conservatorio Superiore di Palermo. As a string quartet player he received also training from the Cuarteto Quiroga, and became a student in the European Chamber Music Academy, making his debut in the Palau de la Música Catalana within the “Primer Palau” season.

He has repeatedly been invited as guest conductor to the Camerata de Murcia, and has been concertmaster and soloist on several occasions in the youth orchestra of the Academia Montis Regalis and in the ESMuC baroque orchestra, as well as to the Orquestra Barroca Catalana. Being concertmaster of Camerata Antonio Soler, he has recorded, among several other works from the iberian classical era, the Sinfonia Concertante nr. 3 for two violins by Gaetano Brunetti (Lindoro) as a soloist along with violinist Lina Tur. He collaborates regularly with groups such as Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall), La Real Cámara (Emilio Moreno) or L’Estro d’Orfeo (Leonor de Lera); and has collaborated with Pulcinella Ensemble, Academia Montis Regalis, Orquestra Barroca Catalana, La Spagna, L'Arcàdia, La Madrileña or Dichos Diabolos. Furthermore, he has been invited as musical coach to the Universidad de Murcia and to the Florida International University. He is founder member of the ensemble The Ministers of Pastime.