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Born in Buenos Aires into a family of Italian descent, the Swiss Argentinean countertenor Martin Oro experienced his first lyrical emotions singing as member of the Teatro Colón Childrens' Choir. During the same period he studied viola, which he later perfected with Yuri Bashmet at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow.

Ultimately concentrating his musical studies on voice performance, he graduated with honours from the Conservatoire de Fribourg (Teaching degree), Conservatoire de Neuchâtel (Soloist degree) as well as at the prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Specialization), in Switzerland. Professors of note were René Jacobs, Richard Levitt, Marie-Françoise Schuwey and Jeanne Roth.

Martín Oro is a versatile countertenor, able to handle sacred, heroic or humorous roles with ease. Highly regarded for his warm, natural and powerful alto voice, he sang together with famous artists such as Cecilia Bartoli, María Bayo, Jennifer Larmore, Emma Kirkby or Sara Mingardo, under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mark Minkowski, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Alessandro de Marchi, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Christophe Rousset, René Jacobs, Christophe Coin, Jordi Savall, Joshua Rifkin, Helmuth Rilling, Michel Corboz, Chiara Banchini, Martin Gester, Gabriel Garrido, Eduardo López-Banzo, Paul Goodwin, among other personalities.

He was Orpheus in "Orfeo ed Euridice" by Ch.W.Gluck (Teatro Guaira, Brasil); Arnalta and Anfinomo in "L’incoronazione di Poppea" (Teatro Massimo di Palermo-Liceo de Salamanca) and "Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria" (Zürich Opernhaus) by C.Monteverdi; Cesare (Opernhaus Bern), Tolomeo (Zürich Opernhaus) and Nireno (Cité de La Musique de Paris) in Giulio Cesare, Dardano in Amadigi (Teatro Olimpico di Roma), Dydimus in "Theodora" (Opéra de Montpellier), as well as Joad in "Athalia" (Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires) by G.F.Händel; Fedra in "Arianna" by B.Marcello (Stadt Theater Basel), Oberon in "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" by B.Britten (Opéra de Fribourg), Fernando in "Don Chischiotte della Mancia" (Liceo de Salamanca) by Conti, Emone in "Antigona" by Traetta (Stadt Theater Biel), Grifone in "Orlando Finto Pazzo" and Aristea in "Olimpiade" di Vivaldi (Théâtre des Champs Elysées-Teatro Regio di Torino); among others.

Mr. Oro can heard in the following recordings: "Orlando Finto Pazzo" by Vivaldi (Grifone) for 0pus 111, Athalia (Joad) by Händel for MDG, La Giuditta (Oloferne) and "Colpa, pentimento e Grazia" (Pentimento) by A.Scarlatti for Harmonia Mundi and Ambronay Editions, "La Nemica d’Amore" (Tirsi) by G.Bononcini for Zig-Zag Territoires, "L’Incoronazione di Poppea" (Arnalta) and "Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria" (Anfinomo) by C.Monteverdi for K617 and Arthaus Musik (DVD), "Stabat Mater" di G.Abos per Cyprès, Cantatas and duos by Benedetto Marcello for TACTUS, among others.

Martin Oro dedicates his intense musical activity to solo performances with ensembles like "Stradivaria", "Academia Montis Regalis", "Ensemble 415", "Matheus", and recitals with lutenist Mónica Pustilnik and pianist José Gallardo.

He was elected among one of the most significant countertenors at an international level, to be awarded with the "Velluti" prize in Italy.