Ramón Ortega Quero

Oboe - Spain

Ramón Ortega Quero

The two-­time ECHO Award winner Ramón Ortega Quero is recognized around the world as one of the most relevant musicians of his generation. He received solid training from Miguel Quirós early on at the conservatory of his native city of Granada. Ramón Ortega Quero became a member of the Andalusian Youth Orchestra as a twelve-­year­‐old. In 2003, the oboist cleared an important hurdle when conductor Daniel Barenboim accepted him as a member of the East-­West Divan Orchestra.

One of Ramón Ortega Quero’s finest hours was winning First Prize at the ARD Music Competition held in Munich in September 2007. Since Spring 2008, he is also Principal Oboe of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and is working with world known conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Herbert Blomstedt, Sir Colin Davies, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Barenboim, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Bernhard Haitink.

During the past seasons Ramón Ortega Quero appeared, among others, with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, MDR Sinfonieorchester, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchester, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam and the Sao Paulo Symphony.

Among his partners are such renowned musicians as Janine Jansen, Guy Braunstein, Tabea Zimmermann, Elena Bashkirova, Kit Armstrong, Mitsuko Uchida, Herbert Schuch and Sebastian Manz, amongst others.

His debut CD “Shadows” (Solo Musica) won the ECHO KLASSIK award in 2011. In 2012 he was awarded with his second ECHO KLASSIK, which he received together with his colleagues Sebastian Manz, Marc Trenel, David Alonso Fernandez and Herbert Schuch for the “Chamber Music recording of the year”. Other recordings have been released on Genuin, recorded with the Kammerakademie Potsdam and with the pianist Kateryna Titova. In 2015, his solo album “Bach: New Oboe Sonatas” was edited at the Label EDEL.

Ramón Ortega Quero is a fellowship award-­winner of the Borletti Buitoni Trust London.