Matthias Bäcker

Masterclass Oboe

photo: Pia Clodi

22 – 26 April 2024
Masterclass oboe
Prof. Matthias Bäcker, Weimar
Répétiteur: Yoko Yamada, Lübeck

Course repertoire: freely selectable
Masterclass and individual lessons
Technique and interpretation
Audition training

Course start: Monday, 22 April 2024, in the afternoon
End of course: Friday, 26 April 2024 in the early afternoon

395.00 Euro course fees/active for professionals
345.00 Euro course fees/active for students
150.00 Euro course fees for passive participation
325.00 euros Costs for accommodation (double room) incl. full board at the Forum Artium
Single room supplement: 25.00 Euro per day if available
Temporary energy costs flat rate: 2.00 Euro per day/person
Participation without accommodation/catering: 100.00 Euro surcharge

Born in Schwerin, Bäcker received music lessons at the Conservatory “Johann Wilhelm Hertel” Schwerin[1] and studied with Hans Werner Wätzig at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and with Burkhard Glaetzner at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig. In 1994 he was accepted into the Karajan-Akademie [de] as a young musician and was taught by Hansjörg Schellenberger. He also played in the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under Claudio Abbado and was a founding member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in 1997. He has had permanent engagements as solo oboist with the Berliner Symphoniker, the Nationaltheater Mannheim and from 1999 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Bäcker has played with well-known orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian State Opera, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Camerata Salzburg. As a soloist and chamber musician he has made guest appearances in Germany and abroad. In duet with the pianist Birgitta Wollenweber he performs works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Benjamin Britten, Robert Schumann, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johannes Brahms, Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda and Florent Schmitt.

Since 2005 Bäcker has been Professor for oboe at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar.