WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Raul Prieto Ramirez is a colossally talented organist. His fearless playing and at-times brazen registrations gave his eclectic program a nervy, exciting flair so often lacking in classical recitals”

—  Joey DiGiugielmo, Washington Blade

 

-PERFORMANCES/MASTERCLASSES-

 

-THE ARTIST-

 

A life on Stage

Raúl's career allows him to make a living exclusively from concertizing. As the only full time Municipal Organist in the world, Raúl presents 52 different programs a year just in San Diego (California), most of which he performs entirely from memory. In addition to which he enjoys a busy international schedule with concerts at major Festivals and Concert Halls, jury duty at international competitions as well as Masterclasses at major Universities and Conservatoires like Indiana University or Moscow Conservatory among others.

Making a living from Concertizing

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Artistic Director

Raúl is committed to make the world a better place to live in through the power of music. Besides his busy concert career, Raúl has always reserved time to create pathways for new audiences, music students and providing concert opportunities for colleagues. Raúl possess a large experience developing spaces for music to thrive. Here you can explore some of them:

Changing lifes through the Power of Music

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Sharing a Passion

Raúl's stage presence has been defined as "fresh, energetic, passionate and contagious" acting like a magnet to develop pathways for the future generations so they can experience the greatest musics of all times. Everywhere Raúl has holded a position as organist or Artistic Director an Educational Project has been created. His educational activities have supported school system in Spain and USA, but he is also active teaching future organist, something he did for 5 years as full time organ professor at Indiana State University in Muncie, as well as privately and through numerous masterclasses for institutions like Moscow Conservatory, the Universities of Bloomington, Baylor or Graz among many others in the USA and Europe.

Committed with the Future

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Breaking Boundaries

Raúl is fearless when it comes to expression and art. He began his college studies in philosophy before focusing on music and possesses a wide background in many art forms. Among others, Raúl has been featured as an actor in short movies, published articles and developed flash mobs. He organized the first silent movie organ concert in Spain in 2008 in Madrid Concert Hall; created a touring electronic organ in 2005 widely used in Spain and Andorra for outdoor performances -until he got tired of it-; developed numerous educational projects and workshops. He regularly performed transcriptions in Spain under harsh criticism when those were unaccepted. Several of his own compositions have been premiered and recorded including his own concerto for organ and orchestra; he promotes composers to write and has commercially recorded new repertoire, as well as premiered numerous pieces with institutions like the Spanish National Choir; performed the first chamber concert with strings featuring Brahms Quatet N.1 and Franck Quintet in f minor transcribing the piano part for organ; the list goes one and on... and yes, he also performs Rock concerts

A free Spirit on and off the Stage

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-IN CONVERSATION-

-IN CONVERSATION-

 

Los Ángeles Philharmonic Concert Hall

Thomas Neenan - Raul Prieto Ramirez -
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Thomas Neenan Pre-concert Interview

Spanish only

At home with Duo MusArt-Barcelona

Interview in 5 parts

Interview by Ricardo Marquina

Spanish with English subtitles