Walter Auer

Walter Auer, flute

Walter Auer is an in-demand soloist from all over the world and principal flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra.

He has performed in many venues around the world, most recently as soloist with the Wiener Philharmoniker under Gustavo Dudamel in Mexico City, with the Bursa National Symphony Orchestra, the Jules Philharmonic Orchestra, and during a tour of China with the Orchestral Orchestra. Of the Royal Capital City of Krakow, Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, Carla Chamber Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Yamagata Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Carinten Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Phil Arte, etc. I am performing with.

It is no coincidence that he chose an instrument that closely resembles the human voice. "Singing in an orchestra" is exactly what he's trying to achieve in his performances, highlighting his famous and distinctive sound.

As a young flutist in his hometown of Carinthia, he was lucky enough to have his first teacher with Johannes von Calcleus, followed by Michael Koffler at the Mozarteum Salzburg and Andreas Blau at the Berliner Philharmoniker Academy. study. Also studied under Aurel Nicolet at Basel. Since 2003, he has served as principal flutist of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and the North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Hanover.

He has won numerous successes in all flute competitions, including the Munich International Competition (ARD), Cremona, Bonn and many other international competitions. Since then, he has been active in various international concert scenes. He has released CDs from Tudor (Switzerland), Paladino (Austria), Camerata, Nami Records, Meister Music (Japan), and BIS (Sweden).

Constantly expanding his repertoire, he arranges original works for other instruments for the flute (such as Chopin's Piano Trio), and commissions and premieres contemporary pieces. He also collaborated frequently with the Austrian female contemporary music composer Luna Alcarei (1926-2012), for Walter Auer, she composed “en passant” for solo flute (premiered by Auer in Cardiff, Wales). , composed "Escapade" for woodwind quintet (premiered at the Musikverein in Vienna).

He has a reputation as an engaging and empathetic teacher, giving masterclasses and workshops throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. From 2012 to 2018, he taught at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and also served as a visiting professor at Shobi Gakuen University and Kobe College. In 2019, he resumed teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Sankyo flute 24K (head joint by Werner Tomasi) is used.

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