The two-time ECHO Award winner Ramon Ortega Quero is recognized around the world as one of the most outstanding musicians of his generation. He received solid training from Miguel Quirós early on at the conservatory of his native city of Granada. 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.
Since Spring 2008, he is also Principal Oboe of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under its Principal Conductor Mariss Jansons and is working with worldknown 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. With different chamber music partners (Elena Bashkirova, Kit Armstrong, Mitsuko Uchida, Herbert Schuch and Sebastian Manz, amongst others), he played in the concert series in Vienna, Salzburg, Baden-Baden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hanover, Valencia, Cologne, Vancouver and at the international festivals in Gstaad, Jerusalem, the Heidelberger Frühling, the Lucerne Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Rheingau Musik Festival. Among his partners are such renowned musicians as Janine Jansen, Guy Braunstein and Tabea Zimmermann.
The concert season 2017/18 will bring Ramón Ortega Quero to several concerts to Spain – together with the Orquestra de Extremadura as well as the Orquestra de Castilla y León -, to Finland and on a tour through the netherlands, together with the Philharmony Zuidnederland. With the wind quartet variation5, with whom his last album „variation5“ was released on Berlin Classics (Edel), he will be on tour again in spring 2018. Furthermore, he is invited by the Bach Orchester Leipzig.
Ramón Ortega Quero is a fellowship award-winner of the Borletti Buitoni Trust London.
Photo by Steven Haberland