Classical Oboe / Chamber Music

Marc Schaeferdiek

Marc Schaeferdiek (born 1967) studied Oboe with, among others, Prof. P. W. Feit, Prof. I. Goritzki and B. 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 (Germany). Important moments in his musical career include solo concerts in Germany and abroad, performances with well-known orchestras such as the Gürzenich orchestra in Cologne and WDR Rundfunksinfonieorchester Cologne, as well as many appearances as a chamber musician.

Marc Schaeferdiek studied the oboe with acclaimed teachers such as Ingo Goritzki. In his youth he was a regular prize-winner at “Jugend musiziert” and he carries a cultural-recognition prize awarded by the city of Aachen. He has performed with orchestras and as soloist and chamber musician in and outside of Germany with different ensembles, including such high-level ensembles as the Gürzenich-Orchestra Cologne and the WDR Radio Sinfonie Orchestra Cologne.

He spent over ten years teaching oboe and chamber music at the tertiary music institution the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, In 2009 he was appointed as a lecturer in Oboe at Conservatorium Maastricht. He also currently teaches oboe at the” Landesmusikgymnasium Rheinland-Pfalz” in Montabaur and methodology and didactics at the "Mainz University of Music".

In addition to his performing and teaching activities, Marc has maintained a successful oboe-repair business since 1996, bringing him into contact with oboe players from all over the world. He has authored the books “Der Oboen-Doktor” (“The Oboe Doctor”), “oboenbasis” (“Foundations of Oboe Playing”), “Oboenschule Vol. 1 and 2” (“Method for Oboe Vol. 1 and 2”), “fagottbasis” and “Grundlagen der Oboentechnik Band 1 und 2”, (“Basic Technique for Oboe Vol. 1 and 2”).

He is in demand for regular masterclasses and workshops on oboe playing and reed-making throughout Germany, Belgium, Rumania, the Netherlands, Korea, Sweden, Israel, Luxembourg, France, Latvia and America.

You can find out more at www.schaeferdiek.info.