Thomas Offermann

Thomas Offermann is one of the most respected international guitar pedagogues. Thomas has performed as a soloist, with orchestras, as a chamber musician and together with the Duo Sonare.

The outstanding quality of his work testefies 8 CD productions with the Duo Sonare, all of which have won great acclaim from both critics and public alike. Together with the Duo Sonare Thomas was the first to open the repertoire of the classical guitar to music by composers such as Chick Corea, Frank Zappa or Mike Oldflield. As Professor and Chairman or the Guitar Department he teaches an International Master class at the HMT Rostock. His sensitive and meticulous approach, together with an extraordinary capacity for motivation, has made him a much appreciated guitar trainer. His researches on the Integrative Guitar Technique made him a highly respected advisor in the guitar world. As a conductor he has realised projects with music by Steve Reich, Roland Dyens, Benjamin Verdery, Leo Brouwer and others.