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about me

Already as a small child I was inspired to play music actively. It is wonderful that today I enjoy the privilege of sharing my passion for music and skill on the recorder with an audience alongside outstanding musicians and friends.


After studies in Vienna, Zurich and Freiburg im Breisgau, I began my career as a concert flutist and teacher. What makes me particularly happy is that I am described by the press as "open-minded, innovative and interesting" and in the meantime I am known for my soft sound. 


I have won prizes and awards at international competitions. Invitations to international concerts and festivals have led me all over Europe to Russia and Japan and the ensemble "Accademia dell' Arcadia Turicum", which I founded, regularly celebrates great successes. 


As a chamber musician I work with renowned ensembles such as the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Baroque Soloists, I Barrochisti, the Vienna Boys Choir, and the Basel Chamber Orchestra. As a member of the ensemble "Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco", which was founded by Cecilia Bartoli, I play in opera productions throughout Europe and also perform regularly as a soloist with renowned members of the orchestras "Europa Galante", the "Accademia Bizantina", "Il Giardino Armonico", "Il Pomo d'Oro" and the "Amsterdam Baroque Soloists". Concert recordings have been broadcast on television and radio. 


CD recordings have been released by TYXart, Novalis, Berlin Classics, harmonia mundi france, Sony BMG and hänssler classics. 


The activity as a lecturer and professor at masterclasses, as a juror at international competitions and as an expert for recorder at music academies throughout Europe complement my work and give me great pleasure. 


In 2016, as Artistic Director, I founded the festival "Ausseer Barocktage", which has been described as "a festival at the highest level" by the press . In 2017, the "International Masterclasses Baroque" were launched by me in the Kartause Gaming, which once a year have become an important meeting place for musicians from up to 24 countries. With my family I live Zurich. 



Listed for the Grammy Awards
CD "Hans Gál - Remembering Vienna"

"Best Teacher" Kalaidos Music University Switzerland
for the education of students

Nomination for the Deutschen Schallplattenpreis
CD "Accademia dell'Arcadia"

Winner of the Prize Orpheus Concerts as a soloist in the Tonhalle Zürich

Festa Special Award International competition

Osaka, Japan

Scholarship holder of the International Jeunesses Musicales

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Scholarship holder and special prize winner of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben

Erlanger Prize for the Best Interpretation of contemporary music. 

National Prizes at Jugend Musiziert, Germany

National Prizes at Jugend Musiziert, Germany

Musik Prize Leonberg


2018 - 2020

Training as CAS Coach ESA/isi at Institute for systemic Impulses Zürich & Kalaidos University.

2001 - 2003

Concert diploma in the masterclass of Kees Boeke at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH)
Graduation with distinction

1999 - 2002

Artistic training with Prof. Agnes Dorwarth at the Music UniversityFreiburg in Breisgau (D),

Graduation with distinction

1997 - 2001




since 2022

Examination expert in recorder at the Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland.

since 2017

Founder and director of the International Master Classes Baroque at Kartause Gaming, Austria.


since 2016

Artistic Director and Founder of the Festival Ausseer Barocktage, Austria


since 2015

On the road for Rhapsody in School


since 2014

Various masterclasses in collaboration with professors and universities: Mozarteum Salzburg (Klasse Prof. Oberlinger), Kunst & Privatuniversität Wien (Prof. Michael Posch), Music university of Gent & Brügge, Festival Nordhorn etc. 

2015 - 2018

Direction and organization of the Baroque Master Course at Weikersheim Castle with a focus on chamber music.

since 2014

Supervisor for Bachelor and Master degrees for recorder players at the Zurich University of the Arts.

2013 - 2016

Professor of recorder and chamber music at the Baroque Academy of the Menuhin Festival Gstaad.


since 2013

Recorder expert at the Musikschule Konservatorium Zurich for talent development and level tests. 


since 2012

Juror at Entrada and Finale of the Swiss Youth Music Competition SJMW.

since 2010

Lecturer at the Kalaidos Academy of Music for students majoring in recorder and historical performance practice. 


2010 - 2012

Masterclass at the Solothurn Music Academy, assistant to Maurice Steger. 

2003 - 2015

Teaching recorder at the music school Liestal

2004 - 2010

Teaching recorder at the music school Olten

since 2004

Giving private lessons to students, adults and advanced students.



Mountaineering - Hiking

In my free time I like to be out in the mountains, searching for new ideas and discovering new paths. 


Studying languages

Being able to have conversations in different languages is one to the most important things to be able to do in my profession. So I speak Italian, English, French and some Spanish.

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Family & Friends

Together with my husband, my three children and our Golden Retriever Aysha I live in Zurich and Grundlsee. 


High altitude mountaineering - Ski touring

Trekking in the Himalayas, in the Andes, in the high Alps lets me regenerate and find new creativity. Climbing through the crunching snow on skis in winter - I wouldn't want to do without that!


Science and its limits

Exciting articles about the latest research and developments in technology always interest me. That's why you can usually find books on these topics near me. 

Web design - graphics

As a balance to being a musician on stage, I have acquired a great competence in the field of web design / design. So I take over orders from external companies in the field of marketing once in a while and am having a lot of fun with this task as well!


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