Name
Daniela Koch
Nationality
Austria
Instruments Select
Instruments
Opera 14K Gold
Profile
"A few impressions about the 7th Kobe International Flute Competition When I received the invitation for the Kobe International Flute Competition in September 2008, I was really happy and proud to be able to participate at this famous flute competition. Shortly afterwards I checked the other participants on the Internet and when I saw that so many already well-known and successful flutists were going to participate too I was already looking forward to going to Japan. I was really curious to compete with these flutists and to see how far I would get with my playing. At the competition the circumstances for us were perfect. The competition was really well- organized: the hall was great, there were excellent juries, there were pianists who really supported us and there were many good competitors. Altogether I really enjoyed every single round and I always had fun while playing. That I finally won the 1st Prize at the competition was of course the highlight of my time in Japan and I am incredibly happy!!! This victory is for me a big confirmation that the way I chose is the right way and it´s also a big motivation for me to continue this way."
Message for Pearl Flute; I was told that the jury was particularly impressed by my sound and that I was advised to keep my flute! I have been playing my Pearl Flute for about four years and I am still very, very happy and I think that this flute is still perfect for me."
Musical career: · at the age of seven I started to play the recorder at the Landesmusikschule St. Johann in Tirol · at the age of nine I started to play the flute · at the age of sixteen I started my studies at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg with Prof Michael Martin Kofler Master classes: I participated at some master classes of Prof. Michael Martin Kofler and Prof. Wolfgang Schulz
Competitions: · several 1st prizes as well as special prizes at the national youth competition „Prima la musica" · 2006 finalist of the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition in Vienna · 2007 3rd prize of the 1st International Crusell Flute Competition 2007 in Finland · 2008 1st prize and overall winner of the 42nd International Radio Competition Concertino Praga · 2009 1st prize of the 7th Kobe International Flute Competition
Concert experience: · April 2009: Exhibition Concert with the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra (Japan)· September and October 2008: Soloconcerts with the European Union Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania and the Netherlands · As member of the Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra I participated at the Salzburger Festspiele 2008 · July 2008: Professional CD recording in rague (prize for the overall winner of Concertino Praga) · June 2008: Galaconcert of Concertino Praga at the Rudolfinum as soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the Czech Radio · July 2007: I played as soloist with the Virtuosi di Kuhmo in Uusikaupuni (Finland) · May 2006: I played as soloist with the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra at the opening of the "Wiener Festwochen" · 2006: Soloconcerts with the Chamber Orchestra InnStrumenti and the Tiroler Landesjugendorchester in Austria, Italy and Switzerland.