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DEBUT ALBUM

Austrian flutist Birgit Ramsl and musical partner Vito Lattarulo, piano, take on a musical journey  throughout several centuries of the flute repertoire.

 

Starting with the Sonata for Solo Flute by C. Ph. E. Bach, originating from the royal Prussian court in the second half of the 18th century and the Sonata “Undine” for Flute and Piano Op. 167 by Carl Reinecke, composed during the era of late Romanticism. 

The journey moves on to France, featuring the Divertimento for Flute and Piano (1953) by Jean Françaix and Le Merle noir by Olivier Messiaen from the year 1951.

More conservative in style are the Sonata Op. 94 for flute and piano by Sergei Prokofiev, composed during the year 1943 in Perm, Russia, as well as the Air for Flute Solo (1995) by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. 

 
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Flute virtuoso Birgit Ramsl undertakes an EXCITING MUSICAL JOURNEY from Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's well-ordered late baroque to Toru Takemitsu's expansive Air. Further stations: Schumann romanticism by Carl Reinecke, agile neo-classicism of french influence by Jean Francaix and russian form by Sergei Prokofjew. Olivier Messiaen's enraptured "Merle Noir" HARDLY EVER SOUNDED MORE INTENSE AND COLORFUL than with this BRILLIANT SOLOIST.

WIENER ZEITUNG

 

BIOGRAPHY

Austrian flutist, Birgit Ramsl-Gaal 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.

Her repertoire, ranging from Baroque to Contemporary music, led her to be a young winner of numerous national and international competitions including First Prize and the special award of the Vienna Symphonic orchestra’s Anton Bruckner society at the Austrian youth music competition “Jugend musiziert” (1996), First Prize and a special award at the renowned Austrian competition “Gradus ad Parnassum” (2000) and furthermore the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation’s “Wiesbadener Mozartpreis 2004”. In 2001 and 2005, she won prizes at the International Music Competition “Pacem in Terris“ in Bayreuth and at the International Flute Competition “Jean-Pierre Rampal” in Paris.

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 discography contains i.a. Prokofiev Sonata, Messiaen’s Le Merle Noir on the album „Flute Voyage“ (Gramola 2015), Debussy Sonata with the Trio Partout on the album „Farbenspiel“ (new edition Gramola 2019) as well as Brahms Serenade at the chamber music album entitled „Premier Plat“ with the Theophil Ensemble Wien (CCR 2011).

As a soloist, Birgit has performed all major flute concertos with orchestras such as the Tonkünstler Orchestra Niederösterreich, the Philharmonia Vienna, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Camerata Hamburg, the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra Baroque Ensemble (Barockensemble der Wiener Symphoniker), the Hof Symphony Orchestra (Hofer Symphoniker), the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hongkong Academy Orchestra.

She is a much sought-after partner for chamber music and a founding member of the Trio Partout (Flute, Viola & Harp) and a member of the Theophil Ensemble Wien, ensemble XX. jahrhundert and Salzburg Orchestra Soloists.

She has been guest principal flautist with the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, the Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich, the Wiener Symphoniker and the Wiener Staatsopernorchester - Wiener Philharmoniker. Additional to her daily opera repertoire she enjoys serving as principal flutist of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

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 Murten Classics, The Grafenegg Festival, the Carinthian Summer Music Festival, the Lisztfestival Raiding, the Attersee-Klassik Festival, the Millstatt Music Weeks, the Diabelli Summer, the Rheingau Musik Sommer, the Landecker Festwochen, Halbturner castle concerts and at the New Music Week Shanghai.


The flutist worked with such notable conductors and soloists as Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Ingo Metzmacher, Max Pommer, Neville Marriner, Franz Welser-Möst, Julian Rachlin, Francois Leuleux, Menahem Pressler, Gottlieb Wallisch and Stefan Vladar.

Birgit graduated with honors at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) 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, Jean-Michel Tanguy, Michael Martin Kofler and János Bálint.

The flutist was awarded important grants from the Tokyo Foundation, the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra to which she was invited as Principal Flutist.

Birgit performs alternatively on a 18k/9k Muramatsu Flute, on a Wooden and a 18k Rose Flute of the brand Powell.

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Mozart’s flute concerto with the Mozart prizewinner Birgit Ramsl in the first movement WAS CARRIED BY A LIGHTNESS that did not appear to be light-weight, but rather did FULL JUSTICE TO THE MUSIC. Birgit Ramsl distinguishes a SOFT AND ROUND FLUTE TONE, which was particularly effective in the piano passages. The flutist knew how to convince through agogic down to the smallest detail. And Max Pommer fully integrated the orchestra in this piano-supported music-making, successfully tracing the great line of the composition, so that the Adagio in particular became a highlight of this last concert of the season.

WIESBADENER KURIER

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Congratulations. IT'S A PLEASURE TO LISTEN TO HER. She never plays the flute ostentatiously, but LETS THE MUSIC BE THE MAIN THING. Yet her interpretation is very personal and compelling.

 

ANDRÁS ADORJÁN

 

Birgit Ramsl-Gaal is passionate about teaching. The former Professor for Flute at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) is committed to sharing her musical lineage and knowledge and appears as a guest at various institutions and festivals around the world.

Solo- and Chamber Music-Masterclass for the Austrian Master Classes (AMC) at Schloss Zell/Pram (AT), 2012-2015

International Masterclass Marianka (SK), 2014

Masterclass and Recital at the 7a Academia de Flauta de Verão, Tomar (PRT), 2019

Birgit Ramsl-Gaal is passionate about teaching. The former Professor for Flute at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) is committed to sharing her musical lineage and knowledge and appears as a guest at various institutions and festivals around the world.

Regular judge at „Prima la musica“ throughout Austria, masterclasses at the University Ostrava (CZ), with members of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra in Caracas (VE), workshops at Schloss Zeillern, Musikum Salzburg, ZM Mattersburg, VHS Vienna.

Solo- and Chamber Music-Masterclass for the Austrian Master Classes (AMC) at Schloss Zell/Pram (AT), 2012-2015

Audition Masterclass at the 7a Academia de Flauta de Verão, Tomar (PRT), 2019

Masterclass and Tutor at the Asian Youth Orchestra in Hongkong (HK), 2015/2016

Premier „CHOR“ by/with  Daniel Muck at the 200 years mdw anniversary for flute choir and saxophone quintet, Vienna (A) 2017

International Masterclass Marianka (SK), 2014

Masterclass at Kaoshiung, Taichung and Taipeh and judge at the national flute competition Taipeh (TWN), 2017

Muramatsu – Masterclass at Kitakami Sakura Hall, Iwate (JP), 2017

A musical summit meeting with her former students on the Mitterhorn, Salzburg/Tirol (A) 2020

Masterclass and Recital at the 7a Academia de Flauta de Verão, Tomar (PRT), 2019

Judge at the Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste, École Normale de Musique de Paris (F), 2019

Masterclass at Buffet Crampon Munich Showroom – Powell Flutes (D), 2019

"Flute - Yodel 2020" at 2506 m a.s.l.

Since 2018 she is a member of the board of the AUSTRIAN FLUTE ASSOCIATION which connects professional flutists, flute students and amateurs through organizing concerts, workshops, masterclasses, instrument- and music score showcases all around the flute and reorganize and support the Austrian flute society.

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The principal flutist of the Vienna Volksoper Birgit Ramsl-Gaal SHONE WITH THE RONDO RUSSO from the Concerto in E minor for flute and strings by Saverio Mercadante.

VORARLBERGER NACHRICHTEN

 

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Birgit Ramsl-Gaal is passionate about teaching. The former Professor for Flute at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) is committed to sharing her musical lineage and knowledge and appears as a guest at various institutions and festivals around the world.

Masterclass with members of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra in Caracas (VE), at the University Ostrava (CZ), regular judge at „Prima la musica“ and workshops throughout Austria .

Solo- and Chamber Music-Masterclass for the Austrian Master Classes (AMC) at Schloss Zell/Pram (AT), 2012-2015

Audition Masterclass at the 7a Academia de Flauta de Verão, Tomar (PRT), 2019

Masterclass and Tutor at the Asian Youth Orchestra in Hongkong (HK), 2015/2016

Premier „CHOR“ by/with  Daniel Muck at the 200 years mdw anniversary for flute choir and saxophone quintet, Vienna (A) 2017

International Masterclass Marianka (SK), 2014

Masterclass at Kaoshiung, Taichung and Taipeh and judge at the national flute competition Taipeh (TWN), 2017

Muramatsu – Masterclass at Kitakami Sakura Hall, Iwate (JP), 2017

A musical summit meeting with her former students on the Mitterhorn, Salzburg/Tirol (A) 2020

Masterclass and Recital at the 7a Academia de Flauta de Verão, Tomar (PRT), 2019

Judge at the Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste, École Normale de Musique de Paris (F), 2019

Masterclass at Buffet Crampon Munich Showroom – Powell Flutes (D), 2019

"Flute - Yodel 2020" at 2506 m a.s.l.

Since 2018 she is a member of the board of the AUSTRIAN FLUTE ASSOCIATION which connects professional flutists, flute students and amateurs through organizing concerts, workshops, masterclasses, instrument- and music score showcases all around the flute and reorganize and support the Austrian flute society.

INSTAGRAM

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Carl Reinecke’s Flute Concerto op. 283 follows with a reduced orchestra: the way Birgit Ramsl arranges her solo part is anything but undercooled. With her physical effort and creative urge, she fits in well with the agile orchestra, and together – there the incessant urging of the orchestra, there the brilliantly mastered virtuoso drive passages of the soloist –

THE FINALE BECOMES A RACY JOYRIDE.

LANDSHUTER ZEITUNG

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