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 was soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony and the Jerusalem Camerata Chamber Orchestra among others, appearing in Israel as well as in Switzerland, France, Germany, Russia (Moscow), USA, Canada and Armenia.
In 1988 he joined the “Moscow Virtuosi” Chamber Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Spivakov on their first concert tour to Israel, playing Shostakovich Piano and Trumpet Concerto with pianist Evgeny Kissin. Later he appeared as 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 teaches at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music at the Tel Aviv University and at the Tel Aviv Conservatory and serves as presenter and lecturer of the IPO exclusive children’s educational program “KeyNote”.
In 2002 he was invited as guest 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 – 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.