(The Kitchener-Waterloo Record)
A two-time winner of First Place for guitar at the Canadian Music Competitions, Kevin Ramessar has delighted listeners and critics with music that is "passionate," "beautifully contemplative," "lyrical," and "entirely satisfying."
He has performed extensively across Canada with airplay on CBC and several other television and radio programs, and has made several appearances in Europe, including a performance at the Lugano Jazz Festival on trumpet.
Kevin has appeared at the National Arts Centre, the Glenn Gould Studio, and has been featured with several Symphonies and has performed at numerous music festivals, including the prestigous Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada.
He has been involved in numerous recording projects, and his most recent release, Echoes: The Sacred Dance evoked positive reviews from CBC's Howard Dyck and WholeNote magazine. His world fusion ensemble, The Ramessar Quintessence, was recently awarded a FACTOR grant to produce a studio demo of Joy Go With My Love, the title track of the group's upcoming CD.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University. During his studies there, he was awarded the prestigious Maureen Forrester Performance Scholarship and the Garfield Weston Scholarship, graduating with the Gold Medal in 2000.
Abroad, Kevin has enjoyed performing with such artists as Randy Brecker, Danny Gottlieb, Bill Pierce, Wayne Bergeron, Skip Norcott, Mark Soskin, and Mike Richmond. Locally, he has shared the stage with Dave Wiffen, Drew Waters, Da Capo Chamber Choir, and actor Ted Follows.
Kevin and his family currently live in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, where he is in high demand as a performer, recording artist, clinician and teacher.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Agustin Barrios Mangore: Vals
2. Johan Sebastian Bach: Prelude
3. Johan Sebastian Bach: Fugue
4. Johan Sebastian Bach: Allegro
5. Isaac Albeniz: Sevilla
6. Leo Brower: La Arpa Del Guerrero
7. Leo Brower: La Huida De Los Amates Por El Valle De Los Ecos
8. Leo Brower: Ballada De La Doncella Enamorada
9. Mauro Guiliani: Variation 1
10. Mauro Guiliani: Variation 2
11. Mauro Guiliani: Variation 3
12. Mauro Guiliani: Variation 4
13. Mauro Guiliani: Variation 5
14. Mauro Guiliani: Variation 6
15. Mauro Guiliani: Variation 7
16. Traditional / Kevin Ramessar: Joy Go With My Love
17. Kevinramessar: Improvis