Dr Ramirez, professor of violin and viola at Shenandoah University since 1996, was born in Washington DC. He studied at Peabody Conservatory as an undergraduate, Yale University for his Master’s and University of Maryland for his doctorate in both violin performance and pedagogy.
Since 1997, he has performed with his wife as the Marcolivia Duo. Marcolivia has toured throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan, giving over forty concerts annually.
The duo are Touring Artists for the Virginia Commission for the Arts as well as being on the roster of the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center. They perform regularly at the Phillips Collection and have been broadcast twice on “Performance Today”.
Dr Ramirez is a visiting artist-teacher at the Tokyo College of Music, Japan. He has performed and taught at Las Vegas Music Festival, Garth Newel Music Center, Shenandoah Performing Arts Festival, Adriatic Chamber Music Festival, Italy, and Dartington International Festival, UK.
Please contact Dr Ramirez for information about lessons. He teaches all ages and levels.