Kathrin Bäz © Markenfotografie

Kathrin Bäz

Solo flutist
in the orchestra since 2018

Kathrin Bäz was born in Sankt Pölten, Austria, and received her first flute lessons at the age of seven. After her junior studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Barbara Gisler-Haase, she completed her studies with Prof. Renate Greiss-Armin and Matthias Allin in Karlsruhe and Prof. Michael M. Kofler at the Salzburg Mozarteum.
In 2012 she was accepted into the Academy of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, where she experienced a formative period under conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Chailly, Andris Nelsons, Sir Eliot Gardiner and Herbert Blomstedt and was awarded the "Bernard Haitink prize for young talents". In the same year she took up her first position as principal flutist with the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck, moved to the Dresden Philharmonic in 2018 in the same position and is a regular guest with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden or the Staatskapelle Berlin.
Chamber music is especially close to her heart. During her chamber music studies at the Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt with pianist Prof. Angelika Merkle, she and her duo partner Melanie Bähr were awarded a scholarship to the German Music Competition and can be heard at various chamber music series and festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival or the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele.