My name is Claudio Ramírez Garrido and I was born in Talca, Chile. I received a sound musical education at the Universidad de Talca from Miriam Sepulveda, who taught me a new way of poetic interpretation of my instrument.
I then started my professional studies at the “Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile” with Alejandro Peralta Beher and Luis Orlandini. With both of these musicians, I improved my technical capabilities and my interpretation of music.
At the “Hochschule für Musik Detmold/Abteilung Münster” in Germany, I completed my Master degree with Wolfgang Weigel. During this period, my interest in research on other cultures developed, including different forms of spirituality and religions, in order to integrate my impressions of them in my own musical interpretation and compositions. From 2007 to 2012 I did some research about Turkish religious music for a doctoral degree project in Ethnomusicology.
I have performed in Chile, Turkey, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary and Germany. My repertoire ranges from European musical works from the Renaissance to the present, Latin American guitar music from the 19th – 21th century to my own compositions. However, I am reluctant to call myself a “specialist in…”, because my real passion is just to make music.