Daniel Ramjattan, M. Mus.
Classical Guitarist

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Bio

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. 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. 

He received 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, Remi Boucher, and Jerome Ducharme. He recently received the Nalini Perera Scholarship from the University of Ottawa, which will permit 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 has premiered works by Daniel Mehdizadeh, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Julian Bertino, and several others, which can be found on his Youtube channel. 

He most recently became a member of the Ottawa New Music Creators, and his bio is featured on their website.
He is part of a dynamic new ensemble, known as The Ramjattan-Pulak Machine, or RPM Duo, with percussionist Zac Pulak, and they have recently been slated for several concerts across Quebec, Edmonton, and Winnipeg in 2017-2018. He also frequently performs in recital and in concert with violinist Marlena Pellegrino in the InfraRed Ensemble.

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 will be pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Toronto with Dr. Jeffrey McFadden in Fall 2017.

Daniel performs on a 2010 Bruno Boutin left-handed guitar.

Photo credits to above image go to Ben Borg photography.

Follow Daniel on his Facebook Page, at  Facebook.com/danielramjattan,
or subscribe to his Youtube Channel at Youtube.com/danielramjattan                                                                   
                                                                                                    

Upcoming Events

Upcoming
May 18, 2018
St. Andrew's Church
73 Simcoe St.
Toronto, ON
"Renegades and Refugees" with Marlena Pellegrino, Infrared Ensemble
May 6, 2018
Glebe St. James
650 Lyon ST.
Ottawa, ON
  "Renegades and Refugees" with Marlena Pellegrino, Infrared Ensemble 
January 16, 2018
Alte Schmiede Kunstverein
Vienna, Austria
Performance with percussionist Zac Pulak, featuring a premiere by Vienna composer Ricardo Mateus and young composers from Vienna.
September 1-6, 2017
Livorno Music Festival
Livorno, Italy
Part of mentorship with Lorenzo Micheli, funded by the Nalini Perera Scholarship
August 20-27, 2017
Vienna Guitar Forum
Vienna, Austria
 Part of mentorship with Lorenzo Micheli, funded by the Nalini Perera Scholarship
December 10, 2017
Freiman Hall, University of Ottawa,
610 Cumberland
Ottawa, ON
Workshop/Concert: "Mayhem and Meditation", with RPM EXperiment and UOttawa composition studio
June 17-24, 2017
Toronto, ON
Participating in the Toronto Contemporary Music Laboratory
May 27, 2017
Sivarulrasa Gallery,
34 Mill St.
Almonte, ON
Performing in Sivarulrasa's "Culture 22 Series"

Recital with Emili Losier, Soprano:

"Four Centuries of Love and Longing"

May 17, 2017
12:30-1:15 PM
Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park,
450 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, ON 
Canadian Tulip Festival
May 15, 2017
12:00 PM
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave W,
Ottawa, ON
Chamberfest City Series, Duo Concert with cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne
April 23, 2017
4:30 PM
Tabaret Hall,
University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland St.
Ottawa, ON
Masters Graduating Recital, feat. Phoebe Robertson and Marlena Pellegrino. 

Works by Bach, Regondi, Takemitsu, and Piazzolla
March 18, 2017
8:00 PM
Le Dépanneur Café
206 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC
Solo Recital feat. Asa Bryce
March 17, 2017
6:30 PM
Tabaret Hall
University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland St.
Ottawa, ON
UOttawa EdgeFest
--performing Patrick Roux's Alla Piazzolla and George Crumb's Quest

March 12, 2017

2:30 PM
Mackay United Church
39 Dufferin Road, Ottawa, ON


March 12, 2017
7:30 PM
Freiman Hall,
University of Ottawa
610 Cumberland St.
Ottawa, ON
Celebration Concert for Canada's 150th Anniversary

Performing selections from Patrick Roux's Alla Piazzolla and Carnaval for guitar quartet
March 9, 2017 
8:00 PM
National Arts Centre
1 Elgin St.
Ottawa, ON