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Susanne Schlusnus

Lecturer in Oboe
Chairman of the curriculum committee Instrumentalstudium

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Susanne Schlusnus, born 1974 in Wiesbaden, has the german and austrian nationality. During her time as contralto in the Kinder- und Jugendchor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden she began to play the oboe aged twelve and only four years later she played as a substitute in the Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden.


1992–1997 she studied with Heinz Holliger at the Musikhochschule Freiburg im Breisgau and already had a temporarily contract with the Bruckner Orchester Linz. After graduation with diploma she got a scholarship from the Orchesterakademie München for playing as an academist and substitute with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and had a trial with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Her teacher in Munich has been Stefan Schilli.


She then completed a postgraduate study with Francois Leleux in Munich, before 2000 receiving a two years engagement as a solooboist with the Real Orquestra Sinfonica de Sevilla in Spain. Since then she has worked as a freelance musician and played as a guest as solooboist with the Münchner Kammerorchester, the Orchester des Staatstheaters am Gärtnerplatz and the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg. In addition with the Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestival Orchester, the Verbier Festivalorchester or the Münchner Rundfunkorchester.


For several years she has been member of the Münchner Bachsolisten and the Philharmonie Festiva and is playing now often with the Bach Collegium München. She got many scholarships and won 1991 the 1st prize at the Bundeswettbewerb "Jugend musiziert" and 1995 the 3rd prize at the "British International Oboe Competition Isle of Wight". She played a recital at the Rheingau-Musik Festival, as a solist with the Philharmonisches Orchester Oppeln in Poland or as a chamber musician with the Ventus Quintett Salzburg. Since 2015/2016 she is lecturer in Oboe at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.


She has also been a theremin student of Carolina Eyck in Leipzig for some time and will play the theremin part in the MDR Symphony Orchestra in the fourth symphony of Charles Ives in 2017.


Susanne Schlusnus is also a certified physiotherapist and a naturopath of psychotherapy. She developed her own holistic concepts of Physioboe and Physio- and Mentalcoaching for musicians, and since 2011 she has been teaching at the Orchestra Academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since the winter semester of 2013/14 with as a lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock and with the beginning of the winter semester 2016/17 in the Department 4 as well as at the Pre- College at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.


In the 2013/14 season she has also worked as a physiotherapist of the South Korean ski jumping national team in the FIS ski jumping world cup.