Ramon Bassal - Cello


Jean-Louis Duport (1749-1819)  Etude nr. 7


Born in Barcelona, 1988, Ramon started playing cello and piano from an early age. He studied with his father Josep Bassal, and learned piano at the Marshall Academy in Barcelona, where he had the opportunity to receive master classes from Alicia de Larrocha.

He has studied at the Hochschule für Musik Basel, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Metropolitan Academy of Lisbon with professors Thomas Demenga, Quirine Viersen, Petr Skalka, Mick Stirling, and Paulo Gaio Lima.

He has participated in courses and master classes with cellists Anner Bylsma, Antonio Meneses, Gary Hoffman, Alban Gerhardt, Gaetano Nasillo, Christophe Coin, Marcio Carneiro, Pieter Wispelwey, and Torleif Thedeen.

In 2006 he won both the cello and piano competitions at the Conservatorio Isaac Albéniz in Girona. In 2010 he won the competition of the “Festival de violoncelle de Beauvais” to play as soloist with orchestra in the master class given by Pieter Wispelwey.

Ramon Bassal has performed at festivals and concert halls such as the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Seoripul Festival in South Korea, the “Guimaraes European Capital of Culture”, the Auditori de Girona, and the Teatro de la Filarmónica in Oviedo, among many others. He has played in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

He has toured Spain performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major with the Sebastian Strings Orchestra, as well as with the Camera Musicae orchestra at the Altafulla Festival in Tarragona.

Ramon has also performed Robert Schumann’s cello concerto in the Auditori de Girona with the Athenea orchestra, concerts by baroque composers with the Barocco Sempre Giovanne orchestra in the church of Santa Maria del Mar and the Library of Catalonia in Barcelona, and F. Gulda’s concerto in the Auditori de La Mercé in Girona, with members of the Isaac Albéniz Conservatory of Girona.

Recently, he has recorded Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano with the pianist Maria Canyigueral at Teldex Studio alongside the producer Martin Sauer. The album has been released under the record label Davinci Classics. It has been very well received by critics, being nominated for the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) and distinguished with the Melómano de Oro category.

Ramon plays an Italian cello by Giuseppe & Antonio Gagliano with an A. Lamy bow that belonged to Gaspar Cassadó.



Carmen Picañol, Organización de Conciertos S.L.

Ramón Bassal

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