Guillermo Ramasasa is a passionate clarinetist in the Denver area who strives for the very highest level of musicianship in an eclectic repertoire. Primarily an orchestral performer, Guillermo is also active as a soloist and chamber musician who is well-versed in contemporary literature and jazz as well as more traditional fare.
Originally from Las Vegas, Guillermo has played in many highly recognized ensembles such as the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra, UNLV Wind Orchestra, UNLV Chamber Orchestra, Las Vegas Academy’s Philharmonic/Wind Ensemble, Las Vegas Youth Philharmonic, Las Vegas Wind Orchestra, and the Las Vegas Academy Woodwind Quintet. While playing principal in the LVYO Philharmonic, he went on tour to China for an international music festival recognizing outstanding young orchestras from around the world.
In 2013, Guillermo won the Las Vegas Academy Philharmonic Concerto Competition. He has also won numerous awards such as Outstanding Woodwind Musician in the Las Vegas Academy Philharmonic, Command Performance at the Clark County School District’s Solo and Ensemble Festival, and the Frederick Fennell award. As a sophomore in high school, Guillermo was hired to play in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Wind Orchestra as a fully paid member and played with them professionally throughout the rest of his high school years. In 2015, Guillermo was chosen through international auditions to participate in the Eastern Music Festival, a world renowned orchestral program directed by Maestro Gerard Schwarz. He currently has a paid fellowship to perform with the Denver Young Artist’s Orchestra.
Guillermo has studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with Marina Sturm, and has played in various master classes for world-renowned clarinetists such as Julian Bliss, Hakan Rosengren, and David Shiffrin. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music where he studies with Jeremy Reynolds.