Ramón Carrero Martinez
RAMÓN CARRERO MARTÍNEZ (viola), a passionate chamber musician from Venezuela, has won top prizes in chamber music competitions, including first prize in the Maria Paula Alonzo Chamber Music Competition in Caracas with Teresa Carreño String Quartet and first prize in the Ruth Widder String Quartet Competition in New York performing Bartok’s first string quartet. Carrero-Martínez began his music studies in Caracas as part of “El Sistema.” His festival appearances include Beethoven Fest 2010 in Bonn, Salzburg Festival 2014 with Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Esterházy String Quartet Festival 2014 in Austria with Teresa Carreño String Quartet, and Musica Mundi International Chamber Music Festival 2016, where he performed with the Schumann Quartet and the famous pianist Menahem Pressler in Belgium. He was also an International Program Artist in Music@Menlo 2017. Currently, Carrero-Martínez is an undergraduate at Manhattan School of Music, where he is a full scholarship student of Daniel Avshalomov, violist of the American String Quartet.