Victor Guillermo Ramos Rangel

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Victor Guillermo Ramos Rangel
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Victor Guillermo Ramos in 1935
Background information
Born (1911-02-10)February 10, 1911
Cúa, Miranda state, Venezuela
Died December 10, 1986(1986-12-10) (aged 75)
Caracas, Venezuela
Genres Classical music, Venezuelan popular music
Occupation(s) musician, composer
Instruments Bassoon
Associated acts Venezuela Symphony Orchestra

Victor Guillermo Ramos Rangel (Cúa, Miranda state, Venezuela, 10 February 1911 - Caracas, 10 December, 1986) was a Venezuelan classical musician.

Started his career in the Caracas Musical Declamation Academy (nowadays renamed in honor to José Ángel Lamas), where he graduated as composer. Ramos was one of the first students of Vicente Emilio Sojo and helped him in the recopilation of Venezuelan folk songs.

In 1930 is part of the founders of the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra and the Orfeón Lamas. In this orchestra dedicated to execute the Bassoon.

From 1941 to 1950 was professor in public schools such as: 19 de abril, Rubén González, Ricardo Zuloaga and Gabriela Mistral, in Caracas.

In 1945 worked for the Education Ministry and was music professor in the Cultural Direction of Caracas. In 1947 married Dilia Díaz Cisneros, with whom he had three sons. From 1944 until 1978 was Professor of Theory, Solmization and Music History in the José Ángel Lamas Superior Music School. In 1978 participated in the documentary about his hometown, for the series Pueblos de Venezuela on YouTube (Towns of Venezuela), of filmmaker Carlos Oteyza.

Along with the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra traveled to Europe and the United States. Also, was member of the National Geographic Society reading club. In his live traveled around the world for general culture and the learning of new languages. Among his compositions, can be mentioned: Lo Eterno, La maravilla (Aprended flores de mi), A José María España, Bambú de caña batiente; and the songs Gota de agua and Amanecer.

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