Prof. Dr. Thomas Offermann

Prof. Dr. Thomas Offermann counts today as one of the internationally most regarded guitar pedagogues in Europe and further afield. He has toured in over 40 counties worldwide. Numerous Radio and Television broadcasts, together with 8 internationally appraised CD recordings provide a worthy documentation to the quality of his work.

Through his work with DUO SONARE, Thomas opened new ground for the classical guitar repertoire with the adaption of music by such figures as Chick Corea, Frank Zappa and Mike Oldfield. Chick Corea himself praised these interpretations for "so much feeling and beauty".

As Professor he currently teaches an International Master class at the hmt Rostock; he is

artistic director of the International Guitar Academy Berlin.

2015: Moderne Gitarrentechnik (Schott/Mainz)

2019: Modern Guitar Technique – Integrative Movement Theory by UT Orpheus (Italy).

As a lecturer he has appeared at prestigious institutions, guitar festivals and universities across the world.

In recent years Offermann has also been active as a conductor; composers such as Sérgio Assad, René Eespere, Marco de Biasi, Carlo Domeniconi, Marek Pasieczny and Benjamin Verdery wrote works for Guitar Ensemble for him.