New York-based Venezuelan violist RAMÓN CARRERO-MARTÍNEZ won Grand Prize at the 2022 Fischoff Competition as a member of the Terra String Quartet and has won other competitions in the US, Italy, and Venezuela. He has toured the US with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Branford Marsalis, performed as guest violist with the American String Quartet, and made his debut as a soloist in the US with the New York Classical Players in the World Premiere of James Ra Triple Viola Concerto. He is a faculty artist at the San Antonio Classical Music Institute (CMI) summer education program since 2016. In the fall of 2017, he joined the violin/viola and string faculty at the Bronx-based music program UpBeat NYC, and in 2019 he joined Orchestrating Dreams as a viola and string faculty in Inwood-NYC. He was a member of the celebrated Venezuelan National System of Youth Orchestras “El Sistema” and holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Daniel Avshalomov.
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