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After seven years as a professor of wind chamber music and flute at the universities in Leipzig and Weimar, I am delighted to be a newly appointed flute professor at Hochschule für Musik " Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy" Leipzig.
As a Hungarian-born flutist, I have traveled a lot through music. My studies took me to Budapest, Munich and New York. During this time, I was a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, won numerous prizes at international competitions and was engaged as assistant principal flute in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra at the age of 24 when I took up my first position. This was followed by many years as acting principal flute, many wonderful concert experiences with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, travels, recordings and solo concerts. Chamber music was a constant companion for me, because in addition to my work in the orchestra, I played in various formations, including with the Sabine Meyer Ensemble, the Linos Ensemble, the “Armonia” wind ensemble and for over 25 years with my flute ensemble “Quintessenz”.
From the summer semester 2024, I will be happy to assist the young flutists at the HMT. As competition and competitive pressure are greater than ever today, it is increasingly difficult to achieve a good standing and a secure livelihood playing the flute. In addition to a special musical talent, it also takes courage, perseverance and assertiveness. Promoting musical development, supporting and accompanying the growth and consolidation of personality is both a joy and a constant challenge. In my opinion, it is also extremely important to help young people to be able to master the challenges of their lives from a broad perspective, even outside of their profession. This includes communication skills, determination, empathy, courage, fairness, but also joy, fun and creativity. I try to incorporate and promote this in our everyday studies.
I am very much looking forward to our work together and to many wonderful projects of all kinds with the flute class at HMT Leipzig.

Anna Garzuly-Wahlgren -Foto Irene Zandel


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