This instrument is part of our fifth annual Contemporary American Makers Exhibition, 2022
Ernesto Ramírez was born in Mexico City the 28 of Sept. 1951.
He formerly began a career as a bass player, participating mainly in the Orchestra of
the State of México and the Orchestre Royal de Liege. In 1981 Ernesto got into violin
making and has been in the profession ever since. He learned under the discipline of
Moises Palacios, Paul Hart and Gabriele Kundert.
He has been dedicated mainly to the construction and restoration of violins, violas and
Throughout his career he has rendered services to the main orchestras of the country
and provided with instruments to outstanding professional musicians and students of
Among the instruments that Ernesto has built, the viola he especially constructed for
the international-scale violist Omar Hernandez stands out since it performs in the CD
The spiral Viola recorded by the musician.
Ernesto was the organizer and coordinator of the first and second Encuentro de
Laudería Mexicana (Convention of Mexican Violinmaking) held at the Exconvento de
At the moment he is dedicated exclusively to the construction of instruments of the
violin family and recently published his book about violin making: The perfect
symmetry or the optimum sound.