AboutArtistic Director

Nick Deutsch – Born in Israel, Nick grew up in Sydney, Australia, where he commenced his music studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with Distinction. Nick 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.

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) Leipzig (MDR), Berlin (RSB and DSO), Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Sydney Symphony Orchestra as well as Opera Houses of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Cologne and Oslo under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Simon Rattle, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Kyrill Petrenko, Ivan Fischer, Daniel Harding,  Frans Brüggen, Helmuth Rilling,  and many more. He also works regularly with various ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, Capella Andrea Barca (Andras Schiff Ensemble) Chamber Orchestras of Munich, Stuttgart and Heilbronn, Camerata Salzburg, Klangverwaltung München, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Stuttgart Bach Collegium.

Nick held the position of Solo Oboe with the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra and was a member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He performs regularly with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and has also played as Principal Oboist with the Bayreuth Festspiel Orchestra and the Australian World Orchestra.

As a soloist he has worked with numerous orchestras, including the Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Munich Bach Orchestra, Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra (Tbilisi), Frankfurt Oper and Museums Orchestra, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Polish Chamber Orchestra. 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), Tbilisi Wind Festival, Musica Compostela (Spain), Felicia Blumenthal International Music Festival (Tel Aviv), Sydney Festival, Australian Festival of Chamber Music (Townsville).

He currently holds the position of Artistic Director at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) as well as 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.

The position of ANAM Artistic Director is generously supported by
Janet Holmes à Court AC

Image by Pia Johnson

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