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Raúl Prieto Ramírez plays Prokofiev and Turina on the Spreckels Organ

Raúl Prieto Ramírez plays Suggestion Diabolique, op. 4, no. 4, by Sergei Prokofiev, transcribed for organ by Raúl Prieto Ramírez; and Orgía (danza fantástica no. 3), by Joaquín Turina, transcribed for organ by Raúl Prieto Ramírez.

Ramírez is San Diego Civic Organist and Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society, where he presides over the famed Austin organ at the city’s Balboa Park Pavilion—the largest open-air musical instrument in the world. Mr. Ramírez is the eighth Civic Organist to serve San Diego on the Spreckels organ bench. https://spreckelsorgan.org/

From 2013–2017, Mr. Ramírez was organist-in-residence at Sursa Concert Hall and served on the organ faculty at Ball State University, Indiana. He continues as the Artistic Director and Founder of the Barcelona Summer Organ Festival and Academy. Mr. Ramírez has been widely recorded and interviewed for radio and television in several European countries and in the US. His first two compact discs, on the Brilliant Classics label, were recorded at Milan Cathedral in Italy (music of Franck, Liszt, Reger, and Saint-Saëns) and at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona (music for piano and organ duet). In June 2016, Mr. Ramirez and his wife, Spanish pianist Maria Teresa Sierra, were featured duo artists at the American Guild of Organists’ national convention in Houston.

Raúl Prieto Ramírez is represented exclusively in North America by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC; www.concertartists.com 

See his artist spotlight on The Diapason website: https://www.thediapason.com/artists/raul-prieto-ramirez