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Diego Ramos Rodríguez 1(Madrid, 1989) After his studies in Madrid und Düsseldorf, he has been playing in several orchestras and ensembles: Ensemble Modern, MusikFabrik, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Interface, Latinamerican Youth Orchestra, Spanish Radio Orchestra… and has worked with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pascal Rophé, Peter Rundel and Peter Eötvös. He performs regularly at festivals and concert venues all around Europe: Festival Présence (Paris), Maerz Musik Berlin, Ultrschall Berlin, RuhrTriennale, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Gaudeamus Muziekweek Utrecht, Royaumont (France), Kurt Weill Fest Dessau, Acht Brücken (Cologne), Wigmore Hall (London), etc.

From 2012 until 2014 he takes part at the International Ensemble Modern Academy as a violinist and composer. At that time he founds the Améi Quartett and the Mondstein Duo (Percussion/Violin), collaborating with H. Lachenmann and N. A. Huber and participating succesfully in several competitions (Lenzewski Competition, Boris Pergamenschikow Competition, Competition of the Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main). He is member of the Isenburg Quartett from winter 2013.

His compositional activity is influenced by teachers, composers and performers such as Enrique Blanco, Teresa Catalán, Manfred Trojahn, Dietmar Wiesner and Valentín Garvie. His works have been already played in Spain, Germany, Holland, Japan and Switzerland. He has also won prizes in several competitions (2013, 2nd Prize at the Karlsruher Kompositionswettbewerb). His several faces as a musicians –workshop organiser, performer, composer– come together in the fields of improvisation, performance and music theatre. The scenic concert The Thing with music of Hans Zender and Enno Poppe was created in collaboration with the theatre directors Timon Jansen, Rupert Jaud and Jost von Harleßem and premiered in Frankfurt LAB and im ZKM Karlsruhe under his musical supervision. His work in progress Der Sogenannte, premiered at the Festival der Jungen Talente in Offenbach (Germany), was developed further by the Open_Music Ensemble as part of an improvisation project with students from Stuttgart and performed at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart in December 2014.

At the moment, Diego Ramos conducts improvisation workshops at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main and studies a PhD at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt. His next appearences include the premiere of a new work for wind quintet at the Takefu Festival (Japan) played by the Slovenian Wind Quintet Slowind and a new film-music ensemble piece at the cresc… Festival (Frankfurt am Main) in collaboration with the film director Timm Kröger and the Ensemble Modern.