BIOGRAPHY

marina-ramos-photo-9Marina was born in Seville, Spain, and began her musical career at the age of 8, studying at the Elementary Conservatory of Music in Utrera (Conservatorio Elemental de Música). . After studying saxophone and piano, she obtained a degree in Orchestra Conducting awarded with the Extraordinary Mention. She attended master classes at the world's most prestigious musical centers, such as Accademia Musicale Chigiana or Berklee College of Music.

She conducts all kinds of musical groups: from symphony orchestras (“Orquesta Sinfónica del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga”, “Orquesta Sinfónica del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga”, “Joven Orquesta Provincial de Málaga”, “West London Strings”, “Orchestra Bulgaria Classic Foundation”…) concert bands (“Municipal Symphonic Band of Madrid”, “Banda del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga”, “Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Sevilla”, “Ateneo Musical de Cullera”, “Ateneo Musical y Cultural de Albalat de la Ribera”…), but also contemporary musical ensembles, such as “Taller Sonoro”, choirs (“Coro del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga”, “Coro Diego de Salazar”, “Coro Parroquial de Santa María de la Mesa de Utrera”, “Camerata Impromptu: Cor de Cambra de L’Orfeó de Sants”…) and heterogeneous ensembles on her own creation..

She teaches Music lenguage, choir, musical groups, Harmony and Piano. In addition, she does arrangements and compositions and performs of both classical and modern music. She also holds a Master’s degree in Music Therapy, which has provided her the skills she now uses during her lessons , to teach both children and adults.

She lived in England and Italy, where she was invited to work as orchestral conductor and composer, arranger and actor in a theater company. She organizes concerts and performances where musicians of all ages and levels participate., working not only as a musical conductor but also as an artistic director..

She has studied together with experts such as Ángel Luis Pérez, Bruno Aprea, Daniel Antolì i Plaza, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Rafa Sanz-Espert, Francisco José Martín Jaime. She received master classes from Barry Douglas, Marie-Bernadette Charrier, George Hurst and Denise Ham.

Jazz is one of her passions, She discovered the world of jazz thanks to José Iglesias, Professor at the Conservatory of Music of Málaga (Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga). After following his Anglo-Saxon nomenclature and light music arrangement lessons, she joined Big Band of the Conservatory as saxophonist for three years. Subsequently, she established a band called “Matadero 4tet” together with Carlos López (on the electric guitar), Juan José Reca (on the keyboards) and Lester Rodriguez (on the drums) This quartet covered a repertoire characterized by jazz standards, bossa nova, Latin rhythms or blues.

He is currently professor Conservatory Orchestra “Cristobal de Morales” of Sevilla


Some Curiosities

Marina is the first and the only one in her family devoted to music..
When she was only 9 years old she dreamed of being orchestra director.
At 18 she already conducted one.
It has the most brilliant record in conducting
Conservatory where he studied.
She lived in London and Padova..
She plays the piano, saxophone, electric guitar and drums.
She has composed music for stage performances.
She has taught more than 300 students since it began to
age classes 14 years old. .
When she was only 23 years became the youngest director of a center
public Andalucía.
Speaks Spanish, English and Italian. She is currently studying German..
She is left-handed and she was born on a Tuesday the 13th (Spanish equivalent to the English expression “Friday the 13th” –considered a day of bad luck in Spanish-speaking countries).
He is currently professor of the Conservatory Orchestra “Cristobal de Morales” of Sevilla.
He directed the Municipal Symphonic Band of Madrid.

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