Nick Deutsch

Audition Preparation Oboe

19 – 21 January 2025
Audition Preparation Oboe
Prof. Nick Deutsch, Leipzig/RCM London

Individual coaching
audition and entrance exams

How do I prepare effectively for an audition?
What can make my appearance even more convincing?
What do I need to feel even more comfortable on stage?

The situation surrounding auditions and entrance exams should be examined in theory and practice in both daily individual and group lessons.

An audition for an orchestra position or an audition for an engagement at an opera house is an extreme situation with the highest level of tension. Personal top performance must often be achieved in the shortest possible time under the most difficult conditions.

Even musicians and opera singers who do not find themselves in a stressful situation on other occasions often get weak knees and sweat during auditions and simply play or sing much worse than they actually can.

In just a few minutes, musicians have to prove what they can do. This puts many of them under enormous pressure and stress to succeed. Young musicians who want to study music at a music college also have to demonstrate their musical skills accurately in the entrance exams.

Time and again, actually talented young musicians do not manage to overcome this hurdle and eventually give up on their project or do not reach the teacher of their choice.

In this audition training, the most common pitfalls surrounding the exam or audition situation are analyzed and ways to successfully deal with this exceptional situation are developed, preferably with instruments and the usual audition literature.

Course start: Sunday, 19 January 2025, early afternoon
End of course: Tuesday, 21 January 2025, after lunch

195.00 Euro course fee
170.00 Euro 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
For course participation without accommodation/catering 80.00 Euro surcharge

Nick Deutsch was born in Israel in 1972. At the age of 13 he began studying full-time at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Australia), later he studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne with Prof. Anne Gilby, where he graduated and received the “Gwen Nisbet” Prize for the most outstanding student in 1993. A scholarship enabled him to further study with Prof. Diethelm Jonas at the State University of Music in Trossingen.

As a solo oboist, he worked with world-famous conductors such as Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Semyon Bychkov, Ivan Fischer and numerous orchestras and ensembles, among others. the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Munich Philharmonic, the German Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt, Cologne, Stuttgart, Berlin and Munich Radio Symphony Orchestras. He also played with the Camerata Salzburg, the German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen, the Bach Kollegium Stuttgart, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the Real Filharmonia de Galicia (Spain) and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. He also appeared in the opera houses in Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Bayreuth, Stuttgart, Oslo and Tel Aviv. He regularly performs concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

From 2003 to 2010, Nick Deutsch was principal oboist of the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, and from 2004 to 2012 he was a member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

Nick Deutsch has performed at international music festivals, including: at the Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms, La Folle Journèe di Nantes, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Rheingau Music Festival, Prague Spring, Bachwoche Ansbach, the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festival, Schwetzinger Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Hitzacker Music Days , Weilburg Castle Concerts, Stuttgart Music Festival, Darmstadt Summer Courses, Munich Biennale, Walled City Festival (Derry – Northern Ireland), Pacific Music Festival (Japan), Tongyoeng International Music Festival (Korea), Meli Mehta Music Foundation Festival (Mumbai), Musica Compostela (Spain ), Felicia Blumenthal International Music Festival (Tel Aviv), Sydney Festival (Australia).

As a sought-after chamber music partner, Nick Deutsch is a founding member of the “Hindemith Quintet” (Frankfurt) and performs with the “Ensemble Modern”, the “Linos Ensemble” and Andras Schiff’s “Capella Andrea Barca”.

In addition to his busy concert activities, Nick Deutsch has also held a professorship since 2004: from 2004 to 2010 he taught at the University of Music in Mainz, and in 2010 he was appointed professor of oboe at the University of Music in Leipzig.

Nick Deutsch plays a Marigaux M2 oboe.