Venezuelan violist Ramón Carrero-Martínez has established himself as a winner of competitions in Italy, the US and Venezuela, including first prize in the Maria Paula Alonzo Chamber Music Competition in Caracas with the Teresa Carreño String Quartet, First Prize in Ruth Widder String Quartet competition 2018 in NYC and Lunigiana International Music Festival 2019 Concerto Competition.
Recent engagements include performances as a guest violist with the American String Quartet, US tour with the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble performing Schubert’s Trout Quintet, and this summer performing as a soloist the Stamitz viola concerto and doing the world premiere of Paolo Geminiani String Trio IV in Italy.
He has performed with orchestras such as the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, principal violist with the Teresa Carreño Symphony Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, New York Classical Players, among others. He has performed under the baton of world renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Leonard Slatkin, Benjamin Zander, among others.
His festival appearances include the Beethoven Fest in Germany, Salzburg Festival and Esterhazy String Quartet Festival in Austria, Musica Mundi International Chamber Music Festival where he performed Schumann’s Piano Quartet with pianist Menahem Pressler in Belgium, International Program Artist in Music@Menlo 2017 in Atherton and Lunigiana International Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy 2019.
His teaching experience includes serving on the viola faculty at the San Antonio Summer Classical Music Institute and as a violin/viola and string instructor at UpBeat and Orchestrating Dreams NYC. Both of these programs are inspired by the philosophy of Venezuela’s “El Sistema”.
Mr. Carrero-Martinez was member of “El Sistema” and previously studied economics in Venezuela. He is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music where he is a student of Daniel Avshalomov and previously completed his Bachelor of Music degree.