Prof. Thomas Offermann counts today as one of the internationally most regarded guitar
pedagogues in Europe and further afield. As soloist, with orchestra and as member of the
internationally acclaimed DUO SONARE, one of the outstanding guitar duos of recent times, he has
toured in over forty counties worldwide and participated at the most prestigious Guitar Festivals.
Numerous Radio and Television broadcasts, together with Eight internationally appraised CD
recordings provide a worthy documentation to the quality of his work.
Through his work with DUO SONARE, Thomas Offermann opened new ground for the classical
guitar repertoire with the adaption of music by such figures as Chick Corea, Frank Zappa and Mike
Oldfield. Chick Corea himself praised these interpretations for “so much feeling and beauty”.
As Professor he currently teaches an International Masterclass at the Hochschule für Musik und
Theater Rostock; he is Artistic Director of the International Guitar Academy Berlin. His
experienced and sensitive manner of teaching the guitar have won him great reknown both at home
and abroad. He is at present engaged in the publication of the Integrative Guitar Technique which
has already been featured at prestigious institutions, guitar festivals and universities across the
world, winning acclaim from both participants and peers alike.
In recent years T.O. has also been active as a conductor of guitar orchestras; composers such as
René Eespere, Marco de Biasi, Carlo Domeniconi and Benjamin Verdery wrote works for Guitar
Ensembles for him.