Raúl Prieto Ramírez was appointed civic organist and artistic director of the Spreckels Organ Society by the City of San Diego, San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and the Spreckels Organ Society in December 2017. He is the eighth person to hold the position of civic organist for San Diego, California.
Ramírez is artistic director and founder of the Barcelona Summer Organ Festival and Academy. From September 2013 through November 2017, he was organist-in-residence at Sursa Concert Hall and professor of organ at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Ramírez has served as a jury member at international organ competitions and has recorded for the Brilliant Classics label. He has taught masterclasses at universities throughout the United States and abroad. He founded the Sursa American Organ Competition in partnership with the Moscow Conservatory.
His first concert as civic organist was January 7; a formal inaugural concert will be presented April 14 at 7:30 p.m. on the Austin Organ Company instrument in Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park. For information: www.spreckelsorgan.org and www.raulprietoramirez.net.
Raúl Prieto Ramírez is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists. For information: www.concertartists.com.