Artistic Director

Meet 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 Music Scholarship 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 Principal Oboe he has worked with many leading orchestras, including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Radio Orchestras of Cologne (WDR), Stuttgart (SWR), Frankfurt (HR), Berlin (RSB and DSO), and Opera Houses of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Cologne and Oslo under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Sir Simon Rattle, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Kirril Petrenko, Riccardo Muti, Semyon Bychkov, Frans Brüggen, Iván Fischer, Daniel Harding,  and many more. He also works regularly with various ensembles such as the Ensemble Modern, Cappella 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 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, The Super World Orchestra (Japan) and the Australian World Orchestra.

As a soloist he has worked with numerous orchestras, including the Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Munich Bach Orchestra, Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra (Tbilisi), Frankfurt Oper and Museums Orchestra, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Mexican National 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, Rheingau 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), Mehli Mehta Music Foundation (Mumbai), Tbilisi Wind Festival, Musica Compostela (Spanien), Felicia Blumental International Music Festival (Tel Aviv) and Sydney Festival.

As a pedagogue, Nick has been Guest Professor at numerous music academies around the world including the Conservatoire National Superier du Musique (Paris), Royal College of Music (London), Royal Academy of Music (London), Gnessin School of Music (Moscow), Central Conservatory of Shanghai, Hong Kong Academy of Music, Bern Academy of Music, Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (Tel Aviv) and regularly gives masterclasses all over the world.

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 Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig.

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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