Andreas Ottensamer

A prince of the prestigious Ottensammer family in Vienna!

A young genius clarinetist who will lead a new era

In March 2011 , at the young age of 22 , he was appointed principal player of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Father Ernst has been the principal player of the Vienna Philharmonic since 1983 , and his brother Daniel has been the principal player of the Vienna Philharmonic since 2009 . A young charismatic solo clarinetist who signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon for the first time ever.

Andreas Ottensamer , clarinet

Born in Vienna in 1989 into a musical family. Started piano lessons at the age of four, and since 1999 studied cello with Wolfgang Herzer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. At the age of 11, he switched to the clarinet, and since 2003 he has studied under Johann Hindler at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He was also taught by Peter Schmiedl, Wenzel Fuchs and Riccardo Morales.

Twelve winners of the Austrian Youth Music Competition in the clarinet, cello, piano and chamber music categories. In 2007, he won the Musica Juventutis competition and performed at the winners' concert at the Konzerthaus.

In 2009, while studying liberal arts at Harvard University in the United States, he entered the Karajan Akademie in Berlin, and soon became the principal trumpeter of the Deutsches Symphoniker Berlin.

As a soloist, he has toured Europe, Japan, and the United States, participated in the Gergiev Festival, performed with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Nagoya Philharmonic, and the Vienna Virtuosen, and conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He has performed with many others.

He has also been active in chamber music, with Leif Ove Andsnes, Murray Perahia, Thomas Hampson, Angelika Kirchschlager, Julian Rachlin, Benjamin Schmidt, Veronica Hagen, Yo-Yo Ma, and Nicolas Al. Top performers such as Staats and Emmanuel Pahud are lined up, and he is also active as a member of ensembles such as Ensemble Berlin and Scharoun Ensemble Berlin.

In 2005, he formed the trio "Clarinotti" with his father Ernst and brother Daniel. Many works have been composed for the three of them, and CDs have also been released, continuing a wide range of activities.

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