metasonix, 2006
Stefan Schilli
Stefan Schilli

Stefan Schilli studied at the Music Academies in Trossingen and Karlsruhe before being engaged in 1991, at just 20 years of age, as principal oboist in the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

1996 he won the international "Prague Spring" Competition as well as the ARD in Munich after receiving the nod in 1993 at the German Music Competition. The same year (1996) he also received the "Busch Brothers Prize", which has been awarded to extraordinarily talented musicians since 1970.

Stefan Schilli ranks among the leading oboists of his generation and meanwhile appears on all the great concert stages of the world. He has played, among other places, in a début appearance in 1998 in the Berlin Philharmonie performing the Oboe Concerto by Richard Strauss. He has made solo appearances with such eminent conductors as Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Sir Colin Davis, Christopher Hogwood and Franz Welser-Möst.

Guest appearance tours have taken him regularly to South-East Asia, the United States, Russia and such renowned festivals as the one in Edinburgh and the Festival Pablo Casals in Southern France.

He also plays with the Ensemble TrioLog, a group that enthusiastically performs contemporary music. This ensemble received the Culture Prize of the City of Munich in 2001.

Besides his professorship at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, which he has held since 2004, Stefan Schilli is a regular guest instructor at the "Neuss Master Classes" at the Universidad de Valencia and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. A number of CD recordings and video appearances have been released. The oboe concertos by Mozart, Strauss and B.A. Zimmermann with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Mariss Jansons will soon be released on the MusiKado label.