Michael Martin Kofler

Michael Martin Kofler was born in Villach (Austria) in 1966, and studied flute in Vienna and Basel. At the beginning of his career, he distinguished himself as a soloist of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in Vienna, and in 1987 he joined the Munich Philharmonic as Principal Flute. He has been honored with numerous prizes at international competitions such as ARD, and was the recipient of Cultural Endowment Prizes awarded by the Münchner Konzertgesellschaft and by the Austrian state of Carinthia. He also received an honorary prize from the Austrian Ministry of Science and the Cultural Prize of his native city of Villach. Since 1983, Kofler has been performing as a soloist and as a member of various chamber ensembles in the world. He has performed with more than a hundred world-renowned orchestras and has collaborated with conductors such as James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Herbert Blomstedt, Neville Marriner and Fabio Luisi. Michael Martin Kofler is professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, a frequent jury member of many international flutist competitions, and also teaches masterclasses in Europe, America, Korea and Japan. Since 2016, he increasingly performs as a conductor.

 

Michael Martin Kofler rođen je 1966. godine u Villachu (Austrija), a flautu je studirao u Beču i Baselu. Na početku svoje karijere istaknuo se kao solist bečkog Orkestra mladih Gustav Mahler, a 1987. godine postaje članom Münchenske filharmonije. Osvojio je nagrade na brojnim međunarodnim natjecanjima, kao što je primjerice nagrada međunarodnog natjecanja ARD, a dobitnik je i nagrade za promicanje kulture Koncertnog društva iz Münchena i pokrajine Koruške, počasne nagrade Saveznog ministarstva za obrazovanje, znanost i istraživanje Republike Austrije te nagrade za doprinos kulturi svog rodnog grada Villacha. Kao solist i član komornih sastava, Kofler od 1983. godine redovito održava koncerte u različitim zemljama svijeta. Nastupio je s više od sto uglednih svjetskih orkestara te je imao prilike surađivati i s mnogim značajnim dirigentima kao što su James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Herbert Blomstedt, Neville Marriner, Fabio Luisi i drugi. Michael Martin Kofler profesor je na Sveučilištu Mozarteum u Salzburgu te je čest član žirija najznačajnijih međunarodnih flautističkih natjecanja. Redovito vodi i majstorske tečajeve diljem Europe, Amerike, Koreje i Japana, a od 2016. godine sve češće nastupa i kao dirigent. 

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