Friederike Herfurth-Bäz © Markenfotografie

Friederike Herfurth-Bäz

Solo piccolist
in the orchestra since 2017

Friederike Herfurth-Bäz was born in Leipzig in 1983. She received her first flute lessons at the Leipzig Music School with Gudrun Vit and switched to the student support class of the Leipzig University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Barholdy" in 1999 with Cornelia Grohmann (first solo flutist of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra). After graduating from high school, she studied flute at the Berlin University of the Arts with Prof. Roswitha Staege and completed her diploma in 2007 and her concert exam in 2011 with distinction. In 2005 she was awarded the special prize at the Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition.  

While still a student, Friederike Herfurth-Bäz was an academist in the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra. At the Staatskapelle Dresden she was engaged as solo piccolist for 1 ½ years in 2006. From August 2008 to 2017, she was engaged as a piccolist and permanent member of the Tonkünstler Orchestra Vienna.

Her orchestral activities as a flutist and solo piccolist have taken Friederike Herfurth-Bäz regularly to renowned orchestras such as the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Volksoper Vienna, the SWR Symphony Orchestra, the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig as well as the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. Solo and chamber music concerts round out her musical activities.

Since November 2017 Friederike Herfurth-Bäz is principal piccolist of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.