Composer and conductor George Ramirez studied English literature at the University of San Diego and film scoring at UCLA, where he studied composition with Bruce Reich and conducting with Jeff Schindler. Mr. Ramirez has worked for television composer Steve Bramson (JAG), has worked on various television and film projects, and has been a music director for other projects. His music has been performed on cable and primetime networks. He was one of 15 composers selected to participate in the ASCAP Scoring Workshop, where he recorded an original composition with a Hollywood orchestra at Fox Studios.
Mr. Ramirez recently premiered two pieces in a concert held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, Calif., featuring choral and vocal music. He has had the opportunity to work with conducting pedagogue Ken Kiesler at the Conductors Retreat at Medomak in Maine, an intensive summer program and life-changing experience.
Mr. Ramirez was a first prize winner in the Bradshaw & Buono International Competition in New York and performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He is the pianist for the Pasadena Community Orchestra, where he assists the music director in conducting occasional rehearsals, and has also performed as a piano accompanist. He studied piano with Konstantin Sirounian and has been playing piano since the age of 9. He has been teaching piano for 10 years. Mr. Ramirez enjoys going to concerts, loves the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is a supporter of new music.