Oliver Wille

Oliver Wille was born in Berlin and started playing the violin at the age of 5. He studied at several music academies including the Universities of Berlin and Cologne, the Indiana University Bloomington and the New England Conservatory Boston.
Among his teachers were Eberhard Feltz, Christoph Poppen, Mauricio Fuks, Ulf Wallin and Michelle Auclair.

He co-founded the Kuss Quartet with Jana Kuss at the age of 14. The ensemble plays all distinguished concert stages and festivals worldwide since 2002. Award-winning CD recordings have been released by Sony, Onyx and Rubicon Classics, most recently the ensemble recorded the Beethoven quartet cycle live on Paganini’s Stradivaris in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.

Oliver also regularly hosts moderated concerts, creates new concert formats, gives workshops at the Heidelberger Frühling and writes program books and CD booklets.
Since October 2011, Oliver has been a professor of chamber music at the Hanover University of Music, where he instructs an internationally successful quartet class. The university’s institute serves as a pioneer in the field of chamber music training through its creative and innovative projects.
He holds a visiting professorship as “International Chair in Violin” and as head of a new quartet academy at the Birmingham Conservatory, England since 2015.
Formerly, he worked at Karlsruhe University and taught the Graduate Quartet Program at the Basel Music Academy together with Walter Levin.

Since 2013 he annually teaches a quartet master class at the International Musical Artistry in Goslar among other international summer academies.

In 2011-2020 he took over the artistic direction of the chamber concert series in Hanover, from 2014-2016 he curated a quartet festival week in the new hall of the Frankfurt Holzhausenschlösschen and became director of the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, Germany’s oldest chamber music festival in 2015. In 2021, he will obtain the position of artistic director of the International Violin Competition “Joseph Joachim” Hanover together with Antje Weithaas.

The board of the German Music Council also appointed him as the Project Advisory Board and the jury of the German Music Competition

Website Kussquartett

Master Class Chamber Music

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