Ramón Ortega Quero Plays

Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto

Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen
Oboe Ramón Ortega Quero
Composer James Cuddeford


James Cuddeford

Triptych – I : Chorale Prelude (for Christoph Poppen) (world première)

Richard Strauss

Oboe Concerto in D, Op 144


Symphony No 9 in C, D944, “The Great”


Ramón Ortega Quero (Oboe)

  • Principal Oboe, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Principal Conductor Mariss Jansons
  • Winner, Echo Klassik Awards (2011, 2012)
  • Winner, ARD International Music Competition 2007
  • Winner, Borletti Buitoni Trust Fellowship 2010
  • Has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as Konzerthausorchester Berlin/Iván Fischer, and Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Robin Ticciati, and given recitals at Carnegie Hall New York and prestigious music festivals
  • Chamber music partners have included Janine Jansen and Mitsuko Uchida

“A hero of the oboe.” Klassik.com

“Delectable tone.” The Times

“The world-class oboist has a powerful tone, agile and fluent embellishments, rich tone colours at his command.”Musikwoche

“He is an inspiration.” Double Reed News


Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor)

  • Principal Conductor, Cologne Chamber Orchestra
  • Artistic Director, Marvão International Music Festival, Portugal
  • Music Director, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie (2007-2011)
  • Artistic Director, Munich Chamber Orchestra (1995-2006)



Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor)
©Takao Komaru

Ramón Ortega Quero (Oboe)
©Genuin & Iréne Zandel

Ramón Ortega Quero (Oboe)
©Steven Haberland

James Cuddeford (Composer)
©Yvonne Chan

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

29 April 2017 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 25.2.2017
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
URBTIX Internet Ticketing Service:www.URBTIX.hk

Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and CSSA recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more adult tickets

Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Language: Nil
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / info@hksinfonietta.org
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

The APPRECIATE concerts are, mainly, classical concerts featuring guest artists and conductors of world renown.  Apart from performing orchestral masterpieces, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly commissions new works and introduces to audiences works that are rarely heard in Hong Kong.

Music is good for everyone! The LEARN series takes audiences aged 0 to 88 into the world of classical music through specially designed concert series including Good Music for Babies, Good Music for Kids, Short-cut to Classical Music, Know Your Classical Music and HKS McDull Music Project.

In the light-hearted RELAX concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta shares with audiences great music ranging from orchestral favourites to music from movies and musicals.

The ENCOUNTER series offers unique opportunities for audiences to get close to the music and the performers through chamber music concerts, talks, often at unconventional venues or time. These include Good Music This Lunch, Good Music @ The Fringe, Beyond Good Music @ The Fringe, HKS ArtisTree Residency and UpClose Encounters.

Often referred to as “one of the world’s great small orchestras”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to go on many TOURS in Europe, Asia, South and North Americas, sharing good music with audiences in over 30 cities.  In 2017/2018, the orchestra will make its début in Germany and perform at festivals in France, Portugal, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.

WHAT ELSE?  Apart from classical concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly appears in staged productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Opera Hong Kong and visiting arts groups such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This season, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will also host the 1st International Conducting Competition.

“Modest in proportion yet certainly not modest in ability.”  American Record Guide