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, where he studied with Dave Santandrea and Wilma Van Berkel. Since then, his playing has become increasingly distinguished in Canada.

Past performances have taken him to Vienna, Austria, Italy, and various locations across Canada, the United States, and Japan.
He has performed in concert with many world-renowned musicians, including Vittorio and Duccio Ceccanti, Gary Kulesha, Kristina Szabo, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, and many others. He has performed in festivals and venues such as the Alte Schmiede Kunst Verein, Vienna, the Livorno Music Festival, Ottawa Chamberfest, Stratford's Inner Chamber, and the Toronto Contemporary Music Lab.


Daniel has received awards for his playing on the provincial, national, and international levels, placing second in the FCMF National Music Competition, receiving second place prize in the National level of the Canadian Music Competition and First Prize in the Concours de Guitare Outaouais-Gatineau.
He also 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 2016He also placed as a finalist in the 2014 Hamilton International Guitar Competition.

He 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, Patrick Roux, and Jerome Ducharme. He also received the Nalini Perera Scholarship from the University of Ottawa, which permitted 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, where he studied with the renowned composer-performer Patrick Roux. He also studied with world-renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman in Tallahassee, Florida for a semester in Fall 2014.  Daniel is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Toronto with Dr. Jeffrey McFadden.

Daniel performs on a 2010 left-handed Bruno Boutin 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
Feb 16, 2019
4:00PM
Conservatoire de Gatineau,
Gatineau,
Quebec
Guitar Alla Grande Festival
Welcome Back Concert and Masterclass
Nov 2, 2018
Alliance Française, Toronto, ON
Premiering new works by James Lowrie and Spectrum Music composers
Aug 6, 2018
3:00 PM
La Nouvelle Scene,
Ottawa ON
Chamberfest
New Music Now III

Boulez:
Le Marteau sans Mâitre
Berio:
Folk Songs

feat. Gary Kulesha, Kristina Szabo, Maxime Despax, Beth Silver, Naoko Tsujita et al.

http://www.chamberfest.com/concerts/2018-0806-04/
June 4, 2018
7:00PM
3413-6 Imagama shin-machi,
Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan
Recital with Naoko Tsujita, Marimbist
May 26, 2018
8:00PM
OM Toronto Meditation Centre
55 Spring Garden Ave Suite 200,
North York, ON
Portraits of the Guitar: Solo Guitar Recital at OM Meditation Centre

Admission by Donation
(Suggested $10)

May 18, 2018
Noon
St. Andrew's Church
73 Simcoe St.
Toronto, ON
Solo Guitar Recital feat. music by Bach, Roux, Albeniz, Brouwer, Mertz, and Regondi

Facebook Event
May 13, 2018
2:30 PM
3279 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON
Solo Guitar Recital feat. music by Bach, Roux, Albeniz, Brouwer, Mertz, and Regondi

Please RSVP to Paul Merkley at pmerkley@rogers.com

Facebook Event
May 6, 2018
2:30 PM
Glebe St. James
650 Lyon ST.
Ottawa, ON
Solo Guitar Recital featuring music by  music by Bach, Roux, Albeniz, Brouwer, Mertz, and Regondi
January 16, 2018
Alte Schmiede Kunstverein
Vienna, Austria
Performance with percussionist Naoko Tsujita, 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
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