PORTRAITS OF THE GUITAR
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Daniel Ramjattan has become increasingly distinguished throughout Canada for his intense musicality and passionate stage aura. He has performed across Canada, the United States, and Europe, and has received awards in competitions on the local, national, and international levels. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto while maintaining an active performing schedule. He will be playing some of his most expressive and engaging repertoire.
Chaconne, from Partita no. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. D. Ramjattan
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Patrick Roux (b. 1959)
Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856)
Giulio Regondi (1823-1872)
Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)
I. Fandangos y Boleros
II. Sarabanda da Scriabin
III. La Toccata da Pasquini
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Daniel Ramjattan started performing on the guitar at ten years old in Stratford, Ontario. After studying with Dave Santandrea for several years, he began studies with Wilma Van Berkel. Since then, his playing has become increasingly distinguished in Canada.
Past performances have taken him to Vienna Austria, Livorno Italy, and various locations across Canada and the United States. Most recently, Daniel placed second in the 2016 FCMF National Music Competition, held in Edmonton, Alberta. In the past, he received the second place prize in the National level of the Canadian Music Competition and First Prize in the Concours de Guitare Outaouais-Gatineau.
Other competition awards he received include the Domaine Forget International Music Academy guitar award in 2013 as well as the first prize in the Open Level of the Ontario Music Festivals Association Provincial Guitar competition in both 2014 and 2016. Daniel also placed as a finalist in the 2014 Hamilton International Guitar Competition.
Daniel has received lessons and masterclasses from world-renowned guitarists such as Denis Azabagic, Jorge Caballero, Pavel Steidl, Sergio Assad, Lorenzo Micheli, Pepe Romero, Fabio Zanon, Bruce Holzman, and Remi Boucher. He recently received the Nalini Perera Scholarship from the University of Ottawa, which permited him to study with Lorenzo Micheli in Austria and Italy in Summer 2017.
Daniel has a particular love for new music and the music of new composers, and recently premiered a brand new set of six works for guitar and marimba at the Alte Schmiede Kunstverein, in Vienna, Austria, with percussionist Naoko Tsujita in January 2018. In the past, he has premiered works by Daniel Mehdizadeh, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Julian Bertino, and several others, which can be found on his Youtube channel.
Daniel holds a Master's degree and a Bachelor of Music Degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Ottawa. He also studied with world-renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman in Tallahassee, Florida for a semester in Fall 2014. Daniel is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Toronto with Dr. Jeffrey McFadden. Visit Daniel's website www.danielramjattan.com
Saturday, May 26th 8:00pm - 9:30pm
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