A native of Berlin, studied first of all flute and piano in Freiburg where he found his way to the oboe and finally finished his training as a pupil of Helmut Winschermann in Detmold. He expanded his musical training during a study year in Paris and masterclasses with Pablo Casals and Sándor Végh in Zermatt. The artist, who has received a distinction in many national and international competitions played principal oboe in the Basel Symphony Orchestra (Switzerland) and for Radio Frankfurt. After having been engaged in several orchestras for over a decade he accepted a position as professor at the State College of Music and Theatre in Hannover in 1976, before following the call to the College of Music in Stuttgart. Ingo Goritzki plays with the Merlin Ensemble, the Stuttgart Bläserakademie and the Villa Musica Ensemble. He has appeared as soloist for numerous national and international orchestras as well as in international festivals such as the Oregon Bach Festival (USA), Kusatsu (Japan), Berlin and Schleswig-Holstein. He conveys his teaching experience on a regular basis as a part of events organised by the International Bach Academy Stuttgart and masterclasses all over the world.