Sonorous festival full of colors, smells and rhythms that describe that intense America, which is full of paradoxes, that one day awoke to its own magic and that of the twentieth century. Heitor Villa-Lobos, responsible for Brazil’s national awakening, was a music humanist. Ginastera always sought reconciliation between the melodic and rhythmic elements of Argentine folklore and the most advanced techniques that came from Europe. Ginastera left us a beautiful legacy for piano that covered all his artistic life, from the three Danzas argentinas Op. 2, from 1937 to the Sonata No. 3 Op. 55, written a year before his death. The burrowing Joropo (M.Moleiro) with festive air is the national dance of Venezuela and is often heard at its popular and religious festivals. Mañanita caraqueña (E.Castellanos) is evocative and perfect music: the nostalgia of Caracas when waking up and the bells of the cathedral. Javier Rameix debut in the prestigious “Muziekgebouw” in Amsterdam received critical acclaim. He played as a soloist in Europe and South America with different orchestras and performed solo recitals in the most important venues in Holland, Spain, France, Belgium and Germany.
Javier Rameix (Venezuela, 1991) started his piano studies at the age of 5 years old at the Conservatory of Music of Aragua State (Venezuela) with Prof. Arnaldo Pizzolante. From the age of 17 he studied at the Utrecht Conservatory (HKU) with Prof. Alan Weiss and Sebastián Colombo, where he finished the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with the highest honors. Afterwards he studied with Prof. Galina Eguiazarova at the “Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía” in Madrid and at the “Instituto Internacional de Música de Cámara” of the same school, under the tutelage of Prof. Márta Gulyás. There Javier was a member of several chamber music ensembles and attended masterclasses with professors Colom, Wagner, Bashkirov, Schellenberger, Thunemann and Vlatkovic. Thanks to the “Centro de Estudios Pianísticos – CEP” he received the advice of great pianists such as Volodos, Goerner, Nebolsin, Canino, Martinez-Mehner, Douglas, Zabaleta and De Maria. Javier won several prizes: 1st Prize “National Piano Competition Silvia Eisenstein” – Venezuela; 1st Prize “Concurs de Primavera” (University of Barcelona), Press and “Association Friends of the IVC” Prizes in the International Vocal Competition for Lied-Duo (together with the Dutch baritone Michael Wilmering); also, the Queen Mother of Spain “Sofía” recognized Javier as the best student of his class at the “Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía” in the categories of piano and chamber music. Javier began his concerts as a soloist at the age of 12 with the Aragua Symphony Orchestra and later was invited by Maestro José Antonio Abreu to perform with the “Teresa Carreño Orchestra” in Caracas. He played as a soloist in Europe and South America with different orchestras and performed solo recitals in the most important venues in Holland, Spain, France, Belgium and Germany. In 2013 he performed for the King and Queen of the Netherlands at the Staetshuys Fonds in Amsterdam. He collaborated with several high-level musicians: Aldo Baerten, Alan Weiss and Zóltan Mácsai. He was soloist with the “Verum Orchestra” (cond. Miguel Romea) at the National Auditorium in Madrid and with the National Orchestra of Ecuador under the baton of Mtro. Yury Sobolev. Recently, Javier’s debut in the prestigious “Muziekgebouw” in Amsterdam received critical acclaim. www.javier-rameix.com