A distinguished chamber musician, Venezuelan Violist Ramón Carrero-Martínez has established himself as a winner of numerous competitions in the US and Venezuela. Including first prize in the Maria Paula Alonzo Chamber Music Competition 2014 in Caracas with the Teresa Carreño String Quartet, prize winner in the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and first prize in Ruth Widder String Quartet competition 2018, both in NYC.
Recent engagements include performances as a soloist and chamber music in Italy, concerts as a guest second violist with the American String Quartet, a US tour with the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble performing the Schubert Trout, and performances in NY state with Deka String Quartet.
His festival appearances include: the 2014 Esterhazy String Quartet Festival in Austria; the 2016 Musica Mundi International Chamber Music Festival, where he performed with pianist Menahem Pressler in Belgium; the 2017 International Program Artist in Music@Menlo in Atherton; and the 2019 Lunigiana International Music Festival in Tuscany-Italy.
As an educator he is a faculty artist at the Classical Music Institute (CMI) summer education program, in fall 2017 he joined the violin/viola faculty at the Bronx-based music program Upbeat, and in 2019 he joined Orchestrating Dreams as a viola and string faculty in Inwood-NYC. Both of these programs are inspired by the philosophy of Venezuela’s “El Sistema.”
Mr. Carrero-Martinez was a member of “El Sistema” in Venezuela until 2015 and received his Bachelor of Music at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). He is currently completing his Master of Music degree at MSM where he is a student of Daniel Avshalomov.