Oliver Wille - Curator, Artistic Advisor, Founder - Kuss-Quartet (Hannover)
Oliver Wille was born in Berlin and studied at Indiana University and New England Conservatory in USA among others. His teachers were Eberhard Feltz, Christoph Poppen, Mauricio Fuks, Michelle Auclair and Ulf Wallin.
As a co-founder of the international acclaimed Kuss-Quartet he started a very active chamber music life at fairly young age of 14.

After winning some of the most prestigious competitions the ensemble performs on main concert stages and festivals worldwide. Apart from traditional concert forms they get special attention for their series “KussPlus“ in Berlins night clubs and their collaboration with actors, poets and companies such as „Nico and the Navigators.
The Kuss Quartet recorded numerous CDs for Sony, Onyx Classics.
Oliver writes program notes and CD booklets and holds lecture recitals and workshops in Heidelberg, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Hannover and elsewhere.

He got appointed as chamber music professor at the University for Music, Drama & Media Hannover in October 2011, teaching an international quartet class. Several of his student ensembles are now competition prize winners and follow an international career. In October 2014 he got appointed as “International Chair in Violin“ at the Birmingham Conservatory, UK, were he teaches a violin class and the string quartet academy.

From 2011-20 he served as the Vice President and Artistic Advisor of the Chamber Music Society Hannover. In 2014-16 he was Curator of a quartet festival in Frankfurt; he serves as Artistic Director of Germany oldest Chamber Music Festival “Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker“, from 2021 he will be in charge of the International Joseph Joachim Violin competition together with Antje Weithaas.
The president of German Music Competition appointed Oliver as Head of the Advisory Council. Since 2018 he's served as jury chairman of the competition.


 
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