Vicente Moronta, Oboe
Vicente Moronta, a native of Venezuela, studied oboe with Ricardo Riveiro (Caracas), Diethelm Jonas (Lübeck) and Emanuel Abbühl (Basel). He also studied contemporary music at the Basel Music Academy and graduated with a MS in Latin American musicology from the Central University of Venezuela.
For more than ten years he was a member of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela, performing in the most important halls in Asia, South and North America and Europe, including several internationally renowned festivals (such as the Salzburg Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the Beethovenfest Bonn, the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh Festival). He has also recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Radio France, the Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) and Art Music. He has worked with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, Heinz Holliger, Krzysztof Penderecki, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, Bruno Mantovani and composers such as Stefano Gervasoni, Michel Roth, Hinako Takagi, Juan Francisco Sans, Adrián Suárez, Ángel Hernández-Lovera, Pedro García-Velasquez, Tobias Krebs, Anna Sowa, Gitbi Kwon, Isandro Ojeda-García, Luis Ernesto Torres, David Hernández-Ramos, Norman Gómez-Ballester, Alex Nante, Joan Magrané-Figuera, Rodrigo Lima and Carlos Arce, some of whom dedicated works to him.
As a soloist and ensemble player, he has participated in contemporary music festivals such as Impuls (Graz), Ensems (Valencia), Klangspuren (Innsbruck), Centro de Experimentación y Producción de Música Contemporánea-CEPROMUSIC (Mexico City), Círculo Colombiano de Música Contemporánea-CCMC (Bogotá), Sonemus (Sarajevo), Zeit Räume (Basel) and Attacca Festival (Basel).
Vicente Moronta is also a member of the organizing committee of »El Oboe y sus Laberintos« in Venezuela, a pedagogical, artistic and social project fostering young talents in his homeland and making music accessible to people of different social backgrounds in the most important cities of Venezuela.