Project Description

Ramón Ortega Quero – oboe

Spanish born Ramón Ortega Quero studied with Miguel Quirós at the Granada Conservatory, becoming a member of the Andalusian Youth Orchestra at age 12. Since 2003 he has been a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. He has played with leading orchestras under conductors such as Muti, Blomstedt, Davis, Gardiner, Harnoncourt and Haitink. Today he is Principal Oboe of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Mariss Jansons. He was awarded 1st Prize at the ARD Music Competition, Munich 2007, and nominated ‘Rising Star’ 2011 by the European Concert Hall Organisation. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Zurich Chamber, Vienna Chamber, Munich Chamber and Sao Paulo Symphony orchestras and at international festivals including Gstaad, Heidelberg Früling, Lucerne, Rheingau and Mecklenburg. His chamber music partners include Elena Bashkirova, Janine Jansen, Guy Braunstein, Tabea Zimmermann, Kit Armstrong, Mitsuko Uchida and Sebastian Manz.