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Birgit Ramsl-Gaal

Principal Flute of the Volksoper Vienna and Professor for flute at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Birgit Ramsl-Gaal graduated with honors in Vienna with Wolfgang Schulz and Barbara Gisler-Haase and completed a Master Class programme under András Adorján at the Hochschule of Music and Theater Munich. She received important influences from Aurèle Nicolet, Emmanuel Pahud, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Michael Martin Kofler and Janos Bálint. She was awarded important grants from the Tokyo Foundation, the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra to which she was invited as Principal Flutist, performing under conductors Pierre Boulez and Ingo Metzmacher.


Birgit Ramsl-Gaal has won many prizes at national and international competitions such as Pacem in Terris Bayreuth 2001, Mozartpreis Wiesbaden 2004 and Jean-Pierre Rampal Paris 2005. As a soloist she appeared with numerous orchestras in Austria, Germany and France and 2014 she gave her solo debut at the Suntory Hall Tokyo and the Seoul Arts Center. She regulary gives chamber music concerts at notable music festivals such asthe Salzburg Festival, the Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Rheingau Musik Sommer and the Festival Latinoamericano de Música Caracas. She is on sabbatical leave. 

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