Demetrios Karamintzas, oboe

As an oboist and teaching artist, New Yorker Demetrios Karamintzas enjoys a career that has brought him all around the world.

After receiving his Masters degree from The Juilliard School, he began as principal oboist of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, where he remained for seven years. Many other orchestras invited him as guest principal oboist, such as the Hannover State Opera Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with whom he performed in the Edinburgh International Festival.

In addition to playing concerts and teaching, Karamintzas also founded the concert series in Berlin, Klassik in Moabit, where he also serves as artistic director. Following the current refugee crisis in Europe, Karamintzas co-founded MitMachΜusik, a non-profit organization providing music education to over 200 refugee children in Berlin.