Serena Ott

The first ever female trumpet player to win the very difficult and competitive Munich international Music Competiton.

At Only the age of 20




The Munich International Music Competition is sponsored by the German Public Broadcasting Association (ARD), and since its first event in 1952, it has been known as an extremely difficult competition with a long history and tradition among the numerous international music competitions. Serena Ott won first prize in the trumpet category in September 2018 at just 20 years old. being the first ever to do so.

Since then, Ott has performed with leading European orchestras such as the Cologne WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphony Orchestra, the Tonkünstler in Lower Austria, and the Czech Philharmonic. Also numerous festivals such as Bachfest Leipzig, Grafenneck, Rheingau, Schwetzingen, Emergent Barcelona, ​​Herbstgold Eisenstadt, Bremen, as well as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein, Berliner Philharmonie. He was invited to concerts with orchestras at the Rudolfinum in Prague and elsewhere.

As a soloist, she has performed with the Cologne WDR Symphony Orchestra, Haydn Philharmonic Orchestra, North West German Philharmonic Orchestra, Collegium Musikum Basel, Hagen Philharmoniker, Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra, and Essen Philharmonic Orchestra. Concerts were held at the Musikverein and the Baseltheater.

Serena Ott began playing the piano at the age of five, and a year later she was introduced to the trumpet by her father, Erich Ott.

she studied  at the Vienna Philharmonic at the University of Music and Performing  in Vienna, Reinhold Friedrich of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra at the Karlsruhe College of Music, and was also taught by  Roman Lindberger of the Mnozil Brass at the University of Music and Arts Vienna.

In addition, she has completed masterclasses with Gabor Tarkevi, Jens Lindermann, Christian Steenstrup, Allen Vizzutti, Beau Nilsson, Hans Gansch, Guillaume Culmy and Klaus Schwerk.


As for her accomplishments, she has won 8 best prizes in the trumpet solo category at regional and national competitions in Austria, and in 2017 she won the Lions Music Award for best performance.

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