Jörg Schneider grew up in Berlin and received his first oboe lessons from Carsten Schlottke and Christoph Hartmann. He studied in Berlin and Munich under Professor Ricardo Rodrigues, Professor Burkhard Glaetzner, Mario Kaminski and Francois Leleux.
After being given a position in the Berlin Youth Orchestra he was made principal oboe in the RIAS-Youth Orchestra Berlin, followed by the same position with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie (Federal Students’ Orchestra) and the Bayreuth Festival Youth Orchestra.
He gained orchestral experience at the Frankfurt/Oder State Orchestra, the Coburg State Theatre, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the North German Philharmonic Orchestra Rostock and the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
In 2000 he was made a fellow and member of the orchestra academy of the Essen Philharmonic.
Jörg Schneideris currently a substitute with the Ensemble Modern, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the German Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Berlin as well as the Bonn Classical Philharmonic.
In 2006 he was appointed principal oboe of the National Ensemble of Spain for Contemporary Music.
Since 2007 Jörg Schneider has also been associate principal oboe for the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is a winner of international chamber music competitions in Osaka, Marseille and Schwerin and a scholarship holder of the German Music Competition.