UpClose Encounters:

Chamber Music & Dialogue with

Ramón Ortega Quero

Oboe/Presenter Ramón Ortega Quero



Partita in A minor, BWV1013 (adapted for oboe)


String Quintet No 4 in G minor, K516 (adapted for oboe & string quartet)

Oboe: Ramón Ortega Quero
Violin: Jia Shu-chen, Le Hoai-nam
Viola: Chan Tsz-shun Elvis
Cello: Chang Pei-chieh


Currently Principal Oboe of Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, acclaimed Spanish oboist Ramón Ortega Quero has collaborated with leading orchestras as a soloist and has performed chamber music with renowned musicians including Janine Jansen and Mitsuko Uchida. In this concert, he will perform two works adapted for oboe, including Mozart’s String Quintet No 4 and Bach’s highly virtuosic Partita in A minor, which was originally composed for solo flute. Come take a seat on stage and immerse yourselves in this UpClose concert experience!


Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Ramón Ortega Quero (Oboe/Presenter)
©Steven Haberland

Jia Shu-chen (Violin)

Le Hoai-nam (Violin)
©Yvonne Chan

Elvis Chan (Viola)
©Yvonne Chan

Chang Pei-chieh (Cello)
©Yvonne Chan

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

27 April 2017 (Thursday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$300 (Audience seated ON STAGE)

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

Concessionary and group ticket discounts are not available for this series

Duration: Approximately 1 hour with no intermission
Language: In English
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.

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