Biography

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Education / Ausbildung

  • Conducting at the Music University Zürich / Dirigieren an der Musikhochschule Zürich
  • Composition at the Music University Zürich / Komposition an der Musikhochschule Zürich
  • Private Studies with JAMES NEWTON in Los Angeles 1987 – 89 Studium bei James Newton in Los Angeles
  • Jazz School St. Gallen in Switzerland 1983 – 86 Jazzschule St. Gallen in der Schweiz
  • Conservatory in Austria with Masters Degree 1978 – 82 Lehrdiplom für Querflöte in Österreich

Teaching positions / Unterricht

Masterclasses & lectures

  • Workshop about Jazz and Improvisation for flutists at Flötentage Staufen in Staufen / Germany 2015
  • Workshop about Jazz and Improvisation for music teachers in Aarberg / Switzerland 2015
  • Masterclass for flutists at The Jazz School in Berkeley, California 2009
  • Two day workshop at FLÖTENFEST FELDKIRCH (Austria) about Jazzflute, Improvisation and Instant Composing 2006
  • Workshop at the Florida State University 2005
  • Workshop on Group Improvisation & Group Composition at the New England Conservatory, Boston 2002
  • Band workshop about Free Improvisation at the University of Denver 1999
  • Teacher at the 3rd International Summer Jazz Academy, Warsaw 1997
  • Masterclass about Jazz Improvisation at the Sonoma State University (CA) 1996
  • Masterclass about Special Technics on the Flute at the University of Colorado in Boulder 1996
  • Teacher at the International Jazzworkshop in Pulawy (Poland) 1995, 1996 and 1997
  • Improvisation Workshop at the San Francisco State University 1995
  • Lecture / Performance about The Flute in Jazz Music at the San Francisco State University 1995
  • Course for Jazz flute at the Staatliche Musikhochschule Stuttgart (Germany) 1993

CONCERT ACTIVITIES

jazz

  • Concert tour and CD presentation in Japan with “The World Triangle” (Peter Madsen and Eiji Nakayama) 2013, 2014
  • Concert tour in Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Nara…) with pianist Peter Madsen and bassist Eiji Nakayama 2012
  • US-Concert tour (California, New Mexico, Colorado) with The Hidden Jewel 2009
  • Concert tour with The Hidden Jewel in California (San Francisco, Mill Valley, Sebastopol…) 2006
  • Concert tour with The Hidden Jewel in Switzerland 2005
  • Concert tour with Trilogy in Poland (Warsaw, Wroclaw, Krakow, Kalisz, Olsztyn) 2005
  • Concerts with Art Lande at the Florida State University (Opperman Hall) and at the Florida Flute Fair in Daytona Beach 2005
  • Concert with compositions for jazz quartet and string-orchestra at the Philharmony in Bydgoszcz (Poland); conducter: Jose Maria Florencio 2005
  • Performance with jazz-arrangements of the Martinu Sonata and Scherzo at the Martinu Festival in Basel 2004
  • USA concert tour (New York, Boston…) with the ensemble The Hidden Jewel (supported in part by the Austrian Cultural Institute, New York) 2002
  • New ensemble The Hidden Jewel with pianist Art Lande and multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless: CD production and concert tour in Austria and Poland (organized by Österreichisches Kulturforum in Warschau) 2001
  • Performances of Günter Wehingers Composition Double Entendre for jazz quartet and orchestra at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz and Montforthalle Feldkirch 2001
  • Concert tour in Switzerland with the group Zlom featuring Paul McCandless 2000
  • USA concert tour with the ensemble Trilogy (supported by the Austrian Cultural Institute, New York) 1999
  • Performance at the European Flute Festival in Frankfurt (D) 1999
  • Poland concert tour with the ensemble Trilogy (Art Lande, Marek Balata) 1997
  • INNtöne – Festival of Contemporary Music in Austria, Performance with Kenny Werner Trio 1995
  • Feature Performances at the International Flute Festival in Vienna at the Wiener Konzerthaus 1994 and 2001

classical

  • Performance of Wehingers composition “Es” for flute, two percussionists and organ at Klangfest Moderne Musik in Liechtenstein 2006
  • Concert at the Musikfestwochen Meiringen (CH) with the European Double-Quartet 2003
  • Performance of Wehingers composition Es for flute, two percussionists and organ at the Hohenemser Chor- und Orgeltage (A) 2002
  • Concerts with the Double Quartet (with Wilanow Quartet) at the Phiharmony in Olsztyn and at the 2nd String Quartet Festival in Radom (Poland) 1998
  • Concert tours in California with pianist Eileen Huang in 1996, 1992 (with the support of the Austrian Cultural Institute New York), 1991, 1990, (with the support of the Austrian Cultural Ministry) with performances of flute and piano compositions by Poulenc, Messiaen, Muczynski, Schubert, Bartok, Nielsen, Fauré…