Ram Oren has been Associate Principal Trumpet with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (I.P.O.) 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 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 and Canada. In 1988 he joined the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Spivakov on their first concert tour in Israel, playing 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 N.Y. Philharmonic, Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony and Vincent Chicowitz. He is a teacher at the Buchman Mehta Music School of Tel Aviv University and a presenter and lecturer of the I.P.O. exclusive kids educational program "Key Note". In 2002 he was invited as a visiting professor to University of Manitoba’s School of Music in Winnipeg, Canada, where he taught trumpet, chamber and orchestral music and master classes.

 

Ram is a member of the I.P.O. Brass Ensembles (the quartet, quintet and brass octet) and performs recitals and chamber music concerts for trumpet with strings as well as masterclasses in Israel and abroad.