Austrian flutist, Birgit Ramsl-Gaal, praised for her richness of her tone color and expression,
enjoys a busy career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Appointed principal Flute of
the orchestra of the Volksoper Wien since 2004, she has since solidified her place as one of the
most versatile personalities in the music scene in Austria.
Young prize winner of numerous national and international competitions („Gradus ad Parnassum“
2000, „Mozartpreis Wiesbaden“ 2004, International Flute competition „Jean-Pierre Rampal“
2005), Birgit has been invited to perform all major flute concertos with orchestras such as the
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Camerata Hamburg, the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna
Symphony Orchestra Baroque Ensemble, the Tonkünstler-Orchestra Niederösterreich among
Recent highlights include soloist appearances with her orchestra at the Suntory Hall and Seoul
Arts Center, solo recitals at the Tokyo Opera City Hall and chamber music concerts with Vadim
Gluzman and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra at the Wiener Konzerthaus.
Her intense activity as a soloist and chamber musician led her to various well-known festivals all
over the world: Salzburger Festspiele, the Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Richard Strauss
Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the Festival Latinoamericano de Música Caracas, the Carinthian
Summer Music Festival, the Lisztfestival Raiding, the Attersee-Klassik Festival, the Rheingau
Musik Sommer and at the New Music Week Shanghai.
Born in Krems/Donau, Birgit graduated with honors at the University of Music and Performing Arts
Vienna with Wolfgang Schulz and Barbara Gisler-Haase and completed a Master Class program
under András Adorján at the Hochschule of Music and Theater Munich. She received important
influences from Aurèle Nicolet, Emmanuel Pahud, Pierre Yves-Artaud, Michael Martin Kofler and