Stefan Schilli

For many years Stefan Schilli has dedicated himself to the playing of historical oboe instruments and is a founding member of the baroque ensemble "L'Accademia Giocosa", which received a Diapason d'or for its recording of unknown instrumental works by G.Ph. Telemann. In addition to his professorship at the Mozarteum University, which he has held since 2004, Stefan Schilli is a permanent guest lecturer at important institutes such as the Escuela Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki or McGill University in Montreal.
Stefan Schilli studied at the music academies in Trossingen and Karlsruhe before becoming solo oboist in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1991. In 1996 he won the international competitions "Prague Spring" and the ARD competition, after winning the "German Music Competition " could decide for himself. Also in 1996 he was able to accept the "Busch Brothers Prize", which has been awarded to exceptionally talented musicians since 1970.  He made his debut in the Berlin Philharmonie with the Oboe Concerto by Richard Strauss, accompanied by the Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin. As a soloist he has performed with well-known conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Sir Colin Davis, Reinhard Goebel, Christopher Hogwood, Franz Welser-Möst, Dennis Russell Davies and many more. Guest tours regularly take him to Southeast Asia, the USA, Russia or to renowned festivals such as the Edinburgh Festival or the Pablo Casals Festival in southern France. His concert tours last year took him to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, among other places, where he played oboe concertos by JS Bach together with the Dutch NTR radio orchestra. Numerous CD and television recordings document his wide-ranging work, for example the oboe concertos by Strauss, Martinu and BA Zimmermann with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons on OehmsClassics. A CD with chamber music works by Charles Koechlin has just been released, also on the OehmsClassics label.