Juan Pablo Ramirez Ortiz

2023 Round Top Music Festival

Juan Pablo Ramirez Ortiz
Guatemala, Guatemala
Universidad Panamericana, México City
Juan Pablo Ramirez Ortiz, is a Guatemalan violinist that is currently studying under the direction of Natalia Gvozdetskaya, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico, where he holds the position of concertmaster at the university’s symphony orchestra. Originally from Guatemala city, Juan Pablo began his musical studies at the Municipal School of Music of Guatemala, where he began his orchestral career at the age of 10, and developed a great passion for chamber music. He is the co-founder of the International Chamber Music Festival of Guatemala.

During his time in Guatemala, Juan Pablo was granted the opportunity to become a member of the National Symphony Orchestra for the 2017-2018 season. He has also played with various orchestras across the country as an orchestra member, chamber group member, and soloist. Before moving to Mexico, Juan Pablo was selected to study with Bojidara Kouzmanova at the Wiener Musikakademie in Austria for one semester.

Juan Pablo has participated in several music festivals across Mexico, Central America, and the South American tour with the Orchestra of the Americas (YOA) and in the United States, he has attended the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee and the National Orchestral Institute + Festival in Maryland.
He has performed in recognized venues like the Wiener Musikverein Golden Hall in Austria, Teatro Colón and Teatro El Círculo in Argentina, Teatro del Lago in Chile, Sala São Paulo and Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro in Brasil.
Juan Pablo played under the conduction of prestigious conductors like Marin Aslop, JoAnn Falleta, Janna Hymes, Nimrod Pfeffer, Paolo Bortolameolli, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Manuel López Gómez and Vicente Ariño.

He has received Masterclasses with as Alexander Kerr, Jennifer Ross, James Stern, José Aurelio Castillo, Doménico Nordio, Andreas Neufeld and has been mentored by members of the Cuarteto Latinoamericano and the Harlem Quartet.