Double winner of the “ECHO” discography award, Ramón Ortega Quero (Granada, 1988) is recognized worldwide as one of the most inspiring musicians of his generation. He began his musical education with Miguel Quirós at the Conservatory in his hometown. In 2003, Daniel Barenboim invited him to the West-East Divan Orchestra, and soon after, Ortega Quero met professor Gregor Witt, with whom he trained for the next four years. He won the first prize at the ARD International Music Competition in 2007 and was nominated for the “new musical hope” of the European Concert Directorate in the 2010-2011 season. He is a scholarship holder of the Borletti Buitoni Trust.
Since 2008, Ortega Quero has been the solo oboist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. In addition to regular solo performances with prominent international orchestras, he also collaborates with respected conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Herbert Blomstedt, Sir Colin Davies, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Barenboim, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bernhard Haitink and Sir Simon Rattle. In the field of chamber music, Ortega has performed, among others, with Elena Bashkirov, Kit Armstrong, Mitsuko Uchida, Herbert Schuch and Sebastian Manza at numerous concerts and international festivals, and regularly collaborates with famous musicians such as Janine Jansen, Guy Braunstein and Tabea Zimmermann.