The 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival has unfortunately been cancelled due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19. Although the music festival cannot be held, we have received messages from seven of the faculty members who were planning to participate in this year’s festival.
We will introduce a video message from Prof. Thomas Indermühle.
Oboe / Participated every year since the 12th (1991) Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival.
Thomas Indermühle studied with Heinz Holliger and Maurice Bourgue. Afterwards, he spent several years as solo oboist in the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1974 he was awarded a prize at the Prague Spring International Music Competition, and in 1976 he won the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. Since then, he has appeared as a soloist all over the world. Leading composers as Manfred Trojahn, Wolfgang Rihm and Akira Nishimura have written oboe concertos for Thomas. In 1989 he was appointed professor at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe.