Johannes Goritzki studied with Atis Teichmanis at the college of music in Freiburg. Then he met three representatives of his chosen subject who have long been musical legends: Gaspar Cassadò, Andre Navarra, and Pablo Casals. In spite of his diverse activities as conductor, Johannes has never put the bow aside. Apart from the traditional repertoire of cello concertos with orchestra and solo pieces for cello, Johannes Goritzki plays chamber music with the pianist Pavel Gililov.
From 1980 to 2003 Goritzki was the chief conductor of the Deutsche Kammerakademie. He performed and toured internationally with this orchestra as a soloist and conductor. These concerts and tours led him to places like Australia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, China, Korea, France, Mexico, Poland, Rumania, Peru, Bolivia, El Salvador, Argentina, Japan, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Italy, Spain, Guatemala, Culumbia, Costa Rica and Greece.
He has been invited as a soloist to the Ansbacher Bachwochen, the Berliner Festwochen, the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, the Festivales Musicales de Buenos Aires, the Festival de L'lle de France, the Festival Gstaad, the Festival Lockenhaus, the Beethoven - Osterfestival in Krakow, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Settimane Musicale Ascona and the Flanders Festival, to name but a few.
Johannes has been a Professor at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano since 2008 and Prince Consort Professor at the Royal College of Music since 2010.
Faculties / departments: Strings
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