Elite Music Academy


"Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart." Pablo Casals


Steve Kramer immigrated to the United States in 2010 and was sponsored in 2016 for his extraordinary abilities as a musician. An enchanting and dexterous cellist, he has proven to be one of today's most prominent and colorful musicians, ascending into classical music’s highest echelons of performance and musical education. His silvery, singing tone, musical inquisitiveness and charismatic personality have led him to build memorable bridges to his audience while exploring a versatile repertoire from the four corners of the world. Steve Kramer is the recipient of the internationally prestigious Jacob Gade Foundation’s 36th Grand Prize, the 1994 Bernhard Rosenfeld Foundation Artist Prize, the Talent Prize and Gold Medal at the Berlingske Music Competition, in Copenhagen, and an Artist Prize given by Pope John Paul II at the Orvieto Musical Festival in Italy. Numerous Danish foundations, including the Augustinus Foundation, the Danish Royal Family and English benefactors, generously subsidized Steve Kramer’s early education. In the 2014-15 season, Steve Kramer made his appearance as a soloist and chamber musician at the Barnes Foundation and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. In 2012-13 Steve Kramer debuted at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall and Perelman Theater and the Philadelphia Art Museum.  Internationally, Steve Kramer has worked with such prominent European orchestras and chamber ensembles as the Yehudi Menuhin Orchestra, led by violinist Yehudi Menuhin; the Detmold Chamber Orchestra, led by violinist Tibor Varga; the Malmo Music High School Orchestra, led by violist Josef Kodousek, and the Royal Danish Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra and ensembles and orchestras in the Netherlands, France and Germany. He has also performed chamber music and recitals all over Scandinavia, in the Concertgebouw and Hermitage in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; the Wiener Musikverein, in Vienna, Austria; Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, England; and Le Corum in Montpellier, France. Steve Kramer has performed as soloist or chamber musician for violinist Isaac Stern, cellist Mistislav Rostropovich, violinist Maricio Fuks, violin pedagogue Milan Vitek, cellist Vladimir Chevel, cellist Heinrich Schiff, and members in the Alban Berg Quartet, the Amadeus Quartet and the Borodin Quartet. He has played in orchestras led by conductors such as Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yuri Temirkanov, Kurt Masur, Bernhard Haitink, Neemi Jarvi and Mikhail Jurowski. Steve Kramer has appeared at festivals such as the International Kammermusik-Akademie Kronberg in Taunus, Germany; the Manchester International Cello Festival RNCM, in England; the Cervo Music Academy and Orvieto Musica in Italy; La Fete de la Musique in Nice, France; Festival de Radio France in Montpellier, France; the Jeunes Prodiges Au Palais in La Grande Motte in France; and in Ajacio, Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio, Corsica. Steve Kramer has also worked for composer Andrew Lloyd Weber and adventurer and film-director Ivars Silis.