Ram Oren has been associate Principal Trumpet with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra since 1991. Previously he was Principal Trumpet with the Israeli Opera orchestra and Principal with the Jerusalem Symphony, with which he recorded the Arutjunjan Trumpet Concerto.
Ram Performed All Over the World
Ram was soloist with the I.P.O., The Jerusalem Symphony and Camerata Chamber Orchestra of Jerusalem among others, soloing in Israel as well as Switzerland, France, Germany, Russia (Moscow), USA, Canada and Armenia.
Played Shostakovich in Israel
In 1988, he joined the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Conductor Vladimir Spivakov on their first concert tour in Israel, playing a Shostakovich piano and trumpet concerto with pianist Evgeny Kissin. He was later a soloist with the Moscow Soloists, conducted by Yuri Bashmet, on their first visit to Israel.
Ram Oren is a graduate of Indiana University School of Music. He later studied with Philip Smith of the New York Philharmonic, Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony and Vincent Chicowitz.
He is a teacher at the Buchman Mehta Music School of the Tel Aviv University and at the Tel Aviv Conservatory and serves as a presenter and lecturer of the IPO exclusive kids educational program Key Note.
Visiting Professor in Canada
In 2002, Ram was invited as a visiting professor to Manitoba University School of Music in Winnipeg, Canada, where he taught trumpet, chamber and orchestral music and master classes across Canada.
Ram is a member of the IPO brass ensembles - the quartet, quintet and brass octet and performs recitals and chamber music concerts for trumpet with strings as well as master classes in Israel and abroad.