Thomas Offermann

Thomas Offermann

Germany / masterclass / jury (kat 6)


Thomas Offermann counts today as one of the most internationally regarded guitar pedagogues in Europe and further afield.

As soloist, with orchestra and as member of Duo Sonare, he has toured in over 40 counties worldwide and participated at the most prestigious guitar festivals. Numerous radio and television broadcasts, together with 8 CD recordings provide a worthy documentation to the quality of his work. Through his work with Duo Sonare, Thomas Offermann played adaption of music by such figures as Chick Corea, Frank Zappa and Mike Oldfield. He is a Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock and Artistic Director of the International Guitar Academy Berlin.

He is presently engaged in the publication Integrative Guitar Technique which has already been featured at prestigious institutions, guitar festivals and universities across the world.

In recent years Thomas Offerman has also been active as a conductor of guitar orchestras presenting works by Steve Reich, Roland Dyens, Benjamin Verdery, Leo Brouwer and others. Since 2010 he is D’Addario’s European Classical Guitar Representative.