Ramón Jaffé, cellist

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A world-class cellist, Jaffé's playing reminds me J. du Pré's musical vitality

- V. Askkenazy

CLASSICAL MUSIC IS HIS LOVE - FLAMENCO, HIS PASSION

Teaching Languages

_ English, German, Spanish,

   French, Russian, Latvian

Cello Soloist
Lecturer at the Hochschule
für Musik C. M. v. Weber, Dresden
Artistic leader of the Kammermusikfest Hopfgarten
Artistic leader of the Kammermusikfest Oberlausitz

Born into a musical family in Riga, Latvia in 1962, he immigrated to Israel with his family in 1971 before coming to Germany in 1974. Ramón Jaffé received his first musical tuition under his father Don Jaffe, who guided him until his concert exam in 1988 with B. Peragamenschikow. In addition to his tutelage under D. Geringas, D. Shafran and S. Vegh served as his musical mentors. As chamber music partner, he accompanied Sandor Vegh in his last great appearance as a violinist in the great Mozarteum Hall in Salzburg.

 

Ramón Jaffé, under this master‘s aegis, took successfully part in a series of competitions such as the German Musical Competition (1984) and the Casals Competition in Budapest (1985). His solo career, which had commenced during his studies, led him to the prestigious concert houses of Berlin, Leipzig, Amsterdam, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, London, and Cologne, St.-Petersburg, Rio de Janeiro, to name a few. While doing this, he devoted himself to chamber music as a member of the string trio ,,Belcanto Strings“  (1993 – 2009) and the ,,Mendelssohn Trio Berlin“. Further chamber music partners have included, among others, I. Vermillion, Y. Bronfman, A. Mustonen, A. Frölich, F. Leleux, V. Mendelssohn, J. Rachlin, W. Fuchs, M.P. Langlamet, B. Schmid, E. Bashkirowa, G. Causse, and N. Znaider.

 

In addition, Mr. Jaffé is the founder and artistic manager of the Chamber Music Festival Hopfgarten/Tirol. In 2011 he has accepted the invitation to the artistic leadership of the Chamber Music Festival in Middelburg/NL which he led until 2019. In 2020 he has founded the Kammermusikfest Oberlausitz in Saxonia/Germany.

 

The orchestras with which Ramón Jaffé  has worked, include the DSO & BSO Berlin, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, Camerata Academica Salzburg, Radio SO Vienna, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Armenian Philharmonic, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica do Brazil.

 

A sampling of the conductors, with whom he has worked includes A. Boreyko, A. Mustonen, M. Jurowski, E. Topchjan, St. Blunier, Ralf Weikert, as well as the jazz singer Bobbie McFerrin.

 

He appeared with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra under the conductorship of R. Abbado, M. Viotti and L. Foster, and the RSO Vienna in the Vienna Musikverein within the Wiener Festwochen. This performance was frequently broadcast internationally via radio and television. Numerous other T.V. and radio recordings as well as an impressive number of CDs document his artistic work. ,,Meditation hebraique“, Brahms Arrangements (published by Koch Schwann), and the premiere of B. Blacher‘s Cello Concerto (Signum) are examples of this. Among the newest releases one can find “The cello’s opera voice” with original pieces for Cello & Orchestra by Verdi, Rossini, Weber, Auber and R. & J. Strauss and Dvoráks Cello concerto No. 1 in A Major.

 

Ramón Jaffé was a welcomed guest at international festivals, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Rheingau Festival, the Würzburg Mozart Festival, Open Chamber Music Prussia Cove (GB), D. Oistrakh-Festival (Estonia), Schubertiade Roskilde (DK), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Stuttgarter Bachtage, Steirischer Herbst Graz, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Salzburg Culture Weeks, the Expo 1992 and the Biennial in Seville, the Middelburg Festival (NL), the MIDEM in Cannes, Amadeo (NL), Summertime (LV) and the Ludwigsburg Festival.

 

One of his most artistically exciting and impressive encounters was that with the late Flamenco guitarist Pedro Bacan. Bacan introduced Ramón Jaffé to the secrets of the fascinating world of Flamenco. Their performances have culminated at all the significant Flamenco Festivals in Spain and France. In 2006 Ramón Jaffé has founded the RamonJaffé-Trio (cello, flamenco-guitar & flamenco-dance), which is specialized on the connection of spanish classical music with the flamenco. He is also constantly performing with the Sri Lankan Sitar-virtuoso Pradeep Ratnayake.

 

Ramón Jaffé is teaching at the University of Music “C. M. v. Weber” in Dresden. In addition he is leading worldwide masterclasses and is jury-member of several competitions.

1962年拉蒙·贾菲出生于拉脱维亚里加的音乐世家,1971年他随家人移民到以色列,并于1974年定居德国。拉蒙·贾菲在父亲唐·贾菲的指导下接触音乐演奏,曾师从于大提琴家大卫·格拉加斯、丹尼尔·沙弗朗等人。作为室内乐演奏家,他在萨尔茨堡莫扎特博物馆音乐厅陪伴指挥家桑多尔·韦格完成了最后一次登台亮相。 

 

拉蒙·贾菲曾在国际音乐大赛中斩获佳绩,如1984年的德国国际大提琴大赛和1985年的布达佩斯卡萨尔斯大提琴比赛。他曾在柏林、莱比锡、阿姆斯特丹、维也纳、萨尔茨堡、慕尼黑、伦敦和里约热内卢的科隆、圣彼得堡、里约热内卢等世界著名的音乐厅演出。他还曾在贝尔坎托弦乐三重奏和门德尔松柏林三重奏等世界知名室内乐演奏团体中担任乐手。

 

拉蒙·贾菲还是蒂罗尔室内音乐节的创始人和艺术总监;2011年至2019年间,他受邀担任新南威尔士州室内乐音乐节的艺术总监;2020年他在德国萨克森州成立了卡默穆西克节。拉蒙·贾菲曾与多个乐团合作,包括DSO&BSO柏林乐团、圣彼得堡爱乐乐团、柏林交响乐团、汉堡交响乐团、萨尔茨堡学院交响乐团、索维也纳电台、萨尔茨堡莫扎蒂姆交响乐团、亚美尼亚爱乐乐团、斯图加特爱乐乐团、斯图加特室内乐团、巴西小交响乐团。 

 

他曾与阿巴多、维奥蒂和福斯特等指挥家合作演出,并曾参与维也纳国际音乐节、石勒苏益格-荷尔斯坦节、莱茵高音乐节、维尔茨堡莫扎特音乐节、普鲁士湾开放室内乐音乐节、爱沙尼亚音乐节、舒伯蒂亚德·罗斯基尔德音乐节、梅克伦堡-伏尔庞默恩音乐节、斯图加特·巴赫蒂奇音乐节等。他与已故的吉他手佩德罗·巴坎在弗拉门戈艺术上的邂逅,最令人兴奋且最令人印象深刻。2006年,他成立了以他本人命名的三重奏组合,该组合致力于完成西班牙古典音乐与弗拉门戈艺术的结合。 

 

拉蒙·贾菲目前在德累斯顿音乐学院任教,并在世界各地开设大师班,同时他还参与各大国际赛事的评审工作。