Musical education is in Johannes Goritzki’s blood. When he was only 14 years old, he taught his own mathematics teacher, and subsequently financed half of his studies by giving private lessons. He began as a lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany while he was still a student of André Navarra in Paris, and shortly after that, he was invited to become a Professor at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany. He taught numerous outstanding cellists in this class for over thirty years, many of whom have successful international careers.
He has travelled the world, not only with his international concert activities (>>biography: conductor, >>biography: cellist) but also with his master classes. Among others, he has given many master classes at the International Holland Music Sessions, as well as at the International Musicians Seminar (IMS), UK, at the Seoul National University, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the international master classes in Riva del Garda, Italy, at the Masterclass Internazionale per strumenti ad arco “Gioconda de Vito” of the Fondazione Paolo Grassi in Martina Franca, Italy. Johannes Goritzki holds master classes on a regular basis at the Ticino Musica festival in Lugano and at the Royal College of Music in London.
From 1972 until 2007, he was Professor at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Duesseldorf, Germany, and from 2008 until the present, Johannes Goritzki is Professor at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. In 2010 he has been promoted to “Prince Consort Professor” at the Royal College of Music in London, UK. In October 2016, Johannes Goritzki gave a master class at the Reger-Festival at the Birmingham Conservatoire, UK.