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IX Noche de Musica Concert Sold Out¡

Once again, on September 13, 2012 music lovers gathered in the Residence of the US Ambassador to celebrate music and support education, with talented pianist Patricia Ramirez-Gaston Costa. Thanks to the generosity of Fundacion BVVA and their program to promote literacy, "Leer es Estar Adelante", we were able to bring Patricia from Germany to perform for us as well as to present workshops for "Leer" and for one of the schools served by Enseña Peru.

Patricia Ramirez-Gaston Costa

Daughter and granddaughter of well-known musicians in Peru, twenty-four year old Patricia Ramirez-Gaston Costa made her debut as a piano soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra at eleven. Her teachers have been Patricia Costa, Teresa Quesada and Helge Antoni.

She was invited in 2005 by the Municipality of Lima to perform a concert for the 470 anniversary of the founding of the capital city, and in 2007 she gave a farewell recital at the Teatro Segura before traveling to Germany where has completed advanced studies in piano and music at the prestigious "University of Music Detmold" under the chair of the famous pianist Alfredo Perl where she graduated in February 2012 with the highest qualifications, "summa cum laude".

Patricia has participated in concerts in Peru, piano recitals in the concert series of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chamber Music Festival and as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra.  Recently, Patricia was the soloist for the Radio Filarmonia Gala Concert in Santa Ursula.

Patricia debuted in Europe in November 2008 in the  "Beethoven Festival" in Kassel alternating with the most outstanding young pianists from Germany who performed the complete works of the great composer. The newspaper "Allgemeine Hessische" praised her "great musicality, technique and mastery of contrasts."

In 2011 she won three prestigious awards in Germany:

"Award 2011 for Best Interpretation of Contemporary Music" at the University of Music in Detmold with the work of Andrew Maupoint "L'Arbre et la Croix for Two Pianos"

Prize "DAAD 2011" for the best foreign student of the university for her outstanding achievements and social and intercultural commitment.

First Prize and Gold Medal "Schloss Britz" in the International Piano Competition "Paul Hindemith 2011" in Berlin, where part of the prize is the opportunity to give concerts including in the Konzerthaus, Berlin in the 2012 season.

Patricia currently is pursuing a graduate degree as a concert pianist at the University of Music in Detmold with her teacher Alfredo Perl.