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Thomas Jahn

Thomas Jahn was born in Stalinstadt (known today as Eisenhüttenstadt) and studied oboe with Eckehard Glocke at the Music Academy Hanns Eisler in Berlin. Since September 1981 he has been a member of the North German Philharmonic in Rostock. From 1981 to 1982 he successfully completed a distance learning course at the Berlin Music Academy. He first came into contact with historical instruments in 1988 and subsequently began to explore historically informed performance practice. This was followed by attendance at the Trondheim Summer Course and lessons with Ku Ebbinge. Since 1990 Jahn has enjoyed frequent concerts with the chamber music ensemble he founded using historical instruments. Since 1994 he has been a guest oboist in various ensembles, for example the Akademie für Alter Musik Berlin, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, and the Düsseldorfer Hofmusik. Since 2008 he has appeared regularly at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe, in the orchestra of the German Handel Soloists. He also performed as a guest with Concentus Musicus Wien under Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Salzburg Festival in 2004 in a new production of Purcell’s »King Arthur«. He has been a member of the Dresden Festival Orchestra since its founding in 2012 and is also part of the orchestra’s executive committee.