David Ramael is a Belgian orchestra conductor at the forefront of a new generation of entrepreneurial conductors. He is founder and artistic director of Boho Strings, an innovative string orchestra based in Antwerp. With this ensemble David Ramael has already achieved a remarkable track record of creating pioneering programs, which focus on making classical music more relevant in today’s fragmented society. “Nostalgia” – the ensemble’s first CD – received amongst others glowing reviews in BBC Music Magazine, The Arts Desk and Gramophone.
David Ramael holds advanced degrees in conducting and musicology. He studied at the Royal Brussels Conservatory, the Free Brussels University, the University of Vienna and the University of Minnesota. Furthermore he was grant recipient of the prestigious Belgian American Education Foundation.
Known for his genuine heartfelt musicianship, David Ramael combines a clear artistic vision with a strong interest in social issues. As a result he is frequently invited as guest conductor in major concert halls and festivals in Belgium and abroad. He enjoys a close working relationship with the Belgian National Orchestra, and with international soloists such as Tamar Halperin, Roeland Hendrikx and Roby Lakatos.
David lives with his girlfriend in Antwerp. In their spare time they love to go nature hiking with Tor, their American Staffie.