Player of the Month

Nick Deutsch

SCHOOL

 

Born in Israel, Nick grew up in Sydney, Australia, where he commenced his music studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

STUDY

 

Nick graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with Distinction and was awarded the “Gwen Nisbet” prize for most outstanding student.

An “MSOS” scholarship enabled him to continue his studies in Germany with Diethelm Jonas at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen.

CURRENT

 

As a Principal Oboe he has worked with many leading orchestras, including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Munich Philharmonic, Radio Orchestras of Cologne (WDR), Stuttgart (SWR), Frankfurt (HR), Berlin (RSB & DSO), and Opera Houses of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Cologne and Oslo under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Semyon Bychkov, Ivan Fischer, Daniel Harding,  and many more. He also works regularly with various ensembles such as the Ensemble Modern, Capella Andrea Barca (Andras Schiff Ensemble) Chamber Orchestras of Munich, Stuttgart & Heilbronn, Camerata Salzburg, Klangverwaltung München, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Stuttgart Bach Collegium.

Nick was a member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra from 2002-2011 and performs regularly with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Nick has also played as Principal Oboist with the Bayreuth Festspiel Orchestra.

As a soloist he has worked with numerous orchestras, including the Camerata Salzburg, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Frankfurt Oper and Museums Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra etc.

An active chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Hindemith Quintet and works intensively with the Linos Ensemble.

Nick has performed in many major music festivals in over 40 countries on all five continents including the Salzburger Festspiel, Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms, La folle Journe (Nantes), Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Reihngau Musik Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Hambacher Musikfest, Bachwoche Ansbach,  „Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern“, „Schwetzinger Festspiel“, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Hitzacker Musiktage, Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, Musikfest Stuttgart, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Münchner Biennale, Walled City Festival (Derry), Pacific Music Festival (Japan), Tongyoeng International Music Festival (Korea), Meli Mehta Music Foundation(Mumbai), Musica Compostela (Spanien), Felicia Blumenthal International Music Festival (Tel Aviv), Sydney Festival.

He currently holds the position of Professor of Oboe at the Hochschule für Musik – Felix Mendelsohnn Bartholdy in Leipzig and regularly gives masterclasses all over the world.

Nick is a Marigaux artist and plays a Marigaux M2 oboe.