Liceu Cambra Masterclasses & Concerts is synonymous with great music and musical wisdom shared by the greatest performers and creators. This concert series reaches its eighth edition this year, reaffirming itself as one of the most interesting initiatives of its kind, and, as always expected, a meeting point for the students of the Higher Center of the Liceu Conservatory with the great international masters, and as an appointment for music lovers from Barcelona with the best music.
The two-time ECHO Award winner Ramón Ortega Quero is recognized around the world as one of the most inspiring musicians of his generation. He received solid training from Miguel Quirós early on at the conservatory of his native city of Granada. In 2003, he was invited by Daniel Barenboim to join the East-West Divan Orchestra and soon after was introduced to Prof. Gregor Witt, with whom he studied for four years. He went on to win First Prize at the ARD Music Competition held in Munich in September 2007 and in the 2010/11 season was nominated a «Rising Star» by the European Concert Hall Organisation. He is also a fellowship award-winner of the Borletti Buitoni Trust London.
Ramón Ortega Quero has been Principal Oboist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2008, under its Principal Conductor Mariss Jansons. He also works with Riccardo Muti, Herbert Blomstedt, Sir Colin Davies, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Barenboim, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bernhard Haitink and Sir Simon Rattle.
He appears regularly as a guest soloist with major international orchestras including the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, MDR Sinfonieorchester, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchester, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Sao Paulo Symphony, Prague Philharmonia, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra and Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. On the chamber music platform, Ramón has performed with Elena Bashkirova, Kit Armstrong, Mitsuko Uchida, Herbert Schuch and Sebastian Manz, amongst others at 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. He also collaborates regularly with renowned musicians such as Janine Jansen, Guy Braunstein and Tabea Zimmermann.
Liceu Cambra – Masterclasses & Concerts series has the patronage of Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation.