Festival-Ensemble 04.08.2018 2 pm Stadthalle K3N
Helmut Oesterreich studied guitar with Michael Teuchert and chamber music with his father Heinz Teuchert at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main. There he has since 1986 a teaching assignment for guitar and methodology. He also teaches guitar at the Music School Heidelberg, and since 2009 guitar, ensemble direction and teaching methodology at the vocational school for music of the district of Middle Franconia in Dinkelsbühl.
He is a member of the ensembles for new music Phorminx from Darmstadt and Nunc from Heidelberg. As a conductor, he has been directing the youth guitar orchestra Baden-Württemberg since 1994, with whom he won first prize at the German Competition for Selection Orchestra in 1998, undertook several concert tours and made CD recordings. From 2003 to 2005 he was conductor of the World Guitar Orchestra. In 1996, he won the fourth German Orchestra Competition with the ensemble GuitArt. He also directed the ensemble United Guitars in 2007 and since 2008 the open source guitars of the Musikhochschule Trossingen. Furthermore, he regularly performs as a guest conductor at concerts and workshops at major festivals worldwide, for example in Havana, Almere, Veria and Nürtingen, at the invitation of internationally renowned ensembles such as the Nederlands Gitaarorkest or the European Youth Guitar Ensemble. On his concert tours around the world, he worked with Terry Riley, Leo Brouwer, David Tanenbaum and Olaf Van Gonnissen, among others.
For the CD NUNC he won the Diapason d'or and she was CD of the month in the magazines guitar & lute and staccato.