Norddeutsche Oboentage 2015

30 aug - 4 sept 2015 | Academy of music Lower Saxony - Wolfenbüttel


The organization is happy to invite the following renowned teachers:

Prof. Emanuel Abbühl

Emanuel Abbühl has been Principal Oboe of various orchestras including the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and is guest Principal Oboe for the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

He was invited to join as principal and soloist by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,Boston Symphony, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Sinfonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Solisti Italiani, I Musici, Northern Sinfonia, Osaka Symphony, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Bucharest Symphony and Queensland Philharmonic.

He has worked with many illustrious musicians including Valery Gergiev, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Colin Davis. Witold Lutoslawski, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Ivan Fischer, Heinz Holliger, Andras Schiff, Klaus Tunemann, Mitsuko Uchido and many others.

He has recorded several oboe concertos as well as works for ensemble with Pan Classics and Sony, including the Vivaldi concertos with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. His recording of works by Robert Schumann for oboe and piano will be released shortly.

He has been teaching at the Academy of Music at Rotterdam since 1989 and since 2005 at the Musikhochschule Mannheim. In 2006 he was appointed Senior Principal Oboe with the London Symphony Orchestra.

He has given master classses at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris and Lyon, the National Academy in Melbourne, the Art Centre in Seoul, the UNAM in Mexico, the Royal Academy of Music and the RNCM, and many other countries.

He was appointed professor of oboe at the Royal Academy of Music in 2007.


Prof. Jean-Louis Capezzali

Born in Saint Etienne (France), Jean-Louis Capezzali studied at the Versailles National Conservatory where he was awarded the gold metal with jury unanimity in June 1977 and first honour prize with jury unanimity in June 1978.

In 1979, he became oboe professor and was granted the position of principal oboe soloist with the Concerts Lamoureux. He was 20 years old.

Jean-Louis Capezzali is a prize winner of the international competitions in Geneva in 1982 and in Prague in 1986.

In 1984, he was appointed principal oboe soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio-France and from 1988 to 1998 he was teacher at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.

Jean-Louis Capezzali is performing as soloist with famous orchestras the Swiss Roman Orchestra and the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris.

An important share of his activities are devoted to chamber music. Master classes and recitals with him are regularly organised in Europe, USA and Asia.

Since 1998, he has been teaching at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon as oboe professor.


Prof. Joszef Kiss

József Kiss was born in Hungary. He graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1986. In 1984 he won the “Bronz Medaille” in the International Oboe Competition Toulon/France and he won the Grand Prix of the National Woodwinds Competition of the Hungarian Radio. He was the first oboist with the Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra from 1983. From 1992 to 2009 he was the principal oboist with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra where he was twice awarded “Artist of the Year” in 1998 and 2001. Between 1997-2006 he was a guest professor at the Tokyo Musashino Academy of Music. He also was a member of the Budapest Wind Ensemble. In 2005 he was awarded the prestigious Liszt Prize by the Hungarian Government. Until 2010 he was a docent at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. Now József Kiss is professor at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold. He has made many solo and chamber music recordings with Naxos and Hungaroton recording labels. He played regularly with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the Camerata Salzburg. Kiss is a member of Gran Partita Detmold. József and is a well known oboist as soloist and chambermusic partner as well.


Prof. David Walter

Born in Paris in 1958, David Walter has pursued an original career: after obtaining First Prize in oboe and chamber music at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris (Paris Conservatoire), he quickly gained recognition outside of France by winning five international prizes one after the other in Ancona, Prague, Munich, Belgrade and Geneva. Despite this impressive record, he did not choose to pursue a solo career and has preferred to focus on chamber music and teaching, which he deems richer in human values. His chamber music activities include first and foremost playing with the Quintette Moragues, of which he is a founding member (1980) : together they have won the Grand Prize of the Nouvelle Académie du Disque and were nominated for the first Victoires de la Musique Classique. His other partners include S. Richter, C. Zacharias, M. Dalberto, P. Rogé, A. Planès, G. Nicolic, M.A. Nicolas, C.M. Le Guay, Yuki Nakajima, Nicolas Angelich and the Sine Nomine, Endellion, Manfred and Parisii string quartets. He played as a soloist with the Guildhall String Orchestra, The Sofia Soloists, l’Orchestre d’Auvergne, l’Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, The Lituanian Philharmonic, le Filarmonica et l’OSSDRE from Montevideo etc.

David Walter was only 29 years old when, owing to his enthusiasm and dedication to teaching, he was appointed the youngest-ever oboe and chamber music professor at the renowned Paris Conservatoire. He has also taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama since 1997, and regularly gives numerous masterclasses all over the world.

In an attempt to enrich the relatively limited oboe repertoire, Mr. Walter has proved himself a tireless and authoritative transcriber: to date he has made more than 230 arrangements, and many of which are now well known. He also encourages new works by young composers such as Gilles Raynal , Gilles Silvestrini or Thierry Escaich, and is himself a composer (18 works to date).
David Walter’s experience of group performance has led him naturally to conduct small orchestras and ensembles such as the Bretagne Orchestra, Auvergne Orchestra or the Bourgogne Camerata. Lastly, he also is the artistic director of two collections with the music publisher Billaudot, and contributes also the recently founded Notissimo publishing company.

(Biography taken from www.marigaux.com)


Ralph van Daal

Ralph van Daal was born in 1984 in Roermond, The Netherlands, where he began playing Oboe at age nine. At 17, he began his studies at the Music College of Maastricht (the Netherlands), with Prof. Peter Steyvers (oboe) and Mya Besselink (voice), graduating with Honours in 2006. He then began three years of study with Prof. Francois Leleux at the University for Music and Theatre in Munich, earning a Soloist Diploma in 2009. Following graduation, Ralph van Daal held temporary contracts with the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne and the Duisburg Philharmonic. In 2011, he won the position of Solo English Horn with the Hamburg Philharmonic and was awarded the Eduard Söring-Preis, a prize awarded by the orchestra’s director, Simone Young, to support the artistic development of young musicians.

Ralph van Daal is regularly engaged as a substitute (Solo Oboe and Solo English Horn) with the Swedish Radio Symphony in Stockholm, the City of Birmingham Symphony, the State Opera of Hannover and the Hilversum Symphony Orchestra. He has played under the direction of such conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas, Semyon Bychkov, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Andris Nelsons and Ivan Fischer.

Ralph van Daal frequently gives master classes in Germany and the Netherlands. He is also a member of various wind ensembles of the Hamburg Philharmonic. Ralph van Daal is also lecturer at the university of music Maastricht (NL) an guest lecturer at the university of music Rotterdam (NL)
Ralph van Daal will teach Englischhorn and Oboe during the Norddeutsche Oboentage.


Marc Schäferdieck - Reed Course

studied oboe, among others, with Pierre W. Feit, Ingo Goritzki and Bernd Holz. In his youth he received several awards at the national level of “Jugend musiziert”, as well as a cultural prize from the city of Aachen.

Important moments in his musical career include solo concerti in Germany and internationally, performances with well-known orchestras such as the Gürzenichorchestra in Cologne and West-German Radio Orchestra Cologne, as well as many appearances as a chamber musician. He has taught oboe and chamber music since 2001 at the “Musikhochschule Köln/Aachen” and since 2006 at the “Musikhochschule Köln/Wuppertal”.

In addition, 2009 saw his appointment as Professor for oboe at the “Maastricht Academy of Music“. He has also written two books: “The Oboe Doctor” and the oboe tutorial “oboenbasis”. Marc Schaeferdiek also gives regular master classes and workshops for oboe performance, reedmaking in countries such as Germany, Romania, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Korea, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Israel, United States etc.

For further information, please visit www.schaeferdiek.info


Kimiko Imani - Piano

Born in Japan Kimiko Imani is one of the most gifted pianists of her generation. She graduated with Prof. Anatol Ugorski at the renowned Hochschule für Musik in Detmold. Ugorski was also the main inspiration for her artistic maturity and musical development. Imani participated in master classes by Peter Lang, Leonid Margarius and Andras Schiff. The pianist combines a high level of technical virtuosity with a remarkable depth and musicality. Together with its enormous expressive power of their strong stage presence and an attractive appearance at her concerts she pulls the audience in its spell.

Kimiko Imani is an extremely versatile musician. With great dedication she cares about her solo concerts and recitals. Her successful debut as a concert soloist, she celebrated at Suntory Hall in Tokyo with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Then she came up with a number of prestigious orchestras in Japan and Germany, among others, the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hamamatsu Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra. Her wide-ranging solo repertoire ranges from Bach to Beethoven to Chopin, through suffering German Romantics such as Brahms and Schumann and Russian composers such as Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Shostakovich.

Kimiko Imani is a sought-after chamber music partner. Together with major international orchestras, such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra, she played at numerous music festivals in Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Russia and of course in Japan. Official Acompaniment since 2003 for THE INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN in Karuizawa organized by Sony Music Foundation (Japan). Masterclass with Maurice Bourgue in Beziers, La Chaise Dieu und Villecroze organized by The Académie musicale de Villecroze (France). Parallel to her duties as a versatile musician, she is a teacher at Hochschule für Musik Detmold and Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig.In the music scene, she amazed to date with new projects together with various internationally known musicians, such as Maurice Bourgue and Sergio Azzolini.


Petra Keßler - Mental Coach

Petra Keßler studied flute at the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen and the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf. Artistic diploma and Konzertexamen.
Formation as relaxation trainer, mental coach & EFT-tapping-coach.
Numerous more formations and further education: Kinesiology, NLPe, sports-mentaltraining, Feldenkrais, u.a.

Petra Keßler, an expert since 2002 in mental training, performance-coaching and EFT-coaching (“tapping instead of stage fright”).
Countless musicians, conservatory classes and well-known orchestras have already benefited from her workshops and individual lessons.

Orchestras & Academies: Oper Zürich, Bamberger Symphoniker, Essener Philharmoniker, Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, Staatstheater Kassel, Staatskapelle Berlin etc.
Conservatories & Universities: Lectures, workshops and individual lessons at the Orchesterzentrum NRW, Folkwang Hochschule Essen, HfMDK Frankfurt, Hochschulen für Musik in Würzburg, Nürnberg, Bremen, Hamburg etc.
As well as diverse Landesmusikakademies, different associations, music-schools, Bundesjugendorchester (BJO), Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Schleswig Holstein Festival etc.