This instrument is featured as part of our 2023 Contemporary American Makers Exhibition and Sale
After having participated as a bass player, mainly in the Orchestra of the State of México and the Orchestre Royal de Liege, Ernesto Ramírez became violinmaker since the last 35 years. He learned violinmaking 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 cellos.
Throughout his race he has rendered services to the main orchestras of the country and provide with instruments to outstanding professional musicians and students of Mexico.
On the CD, "The Spiral Viola" recorded by Omar Hernandez can be appreciated the viola built by Ernesto especially for this musician.
Ernesto was the organizer and coordinator of the Meetings of Laudería Mexicana I and II held at the Exconvento of Tepoztlán, Morelos.
In 2018 he published a violin making book on the proportions used by the old Italian masters, titled "The perfect symmetry or the optimum sound".
He currently dedicates himself exclusively to the construction of violin family instruments applying his own theory on the "Tanto".
Ernesto Ramírez was born in Mexico City at 28 of Sept. 1951.