KUSATSU International Summer Music Academy & Festival


Message from Faculty 2023【①】

Message from the Faculty, the first is Prof. Dieter Flury (Flute)!➡➡➡Prof. Dieter Flury


Dieter Flury was born and brought up in Zurich (Switzerland) and studied with Hans Meyer (Principal Flute of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich), André Jaunet (at the Zurich Music Academy) and Aurèle Nicolet. In addition to his flute studies he graduated in mathematics at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. At age 25 he was appointed a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and in 1981 he was named Principal Flute of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. 2005-14 he was also the Artistic director and General Manager of Vienna Philharmonic. 2017 he retired from the orchestra. In demand as a teacher Mr.Flury was a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria) where he had been teaching from 1996 to 2021. His numerous recordings have featured a wide range of composers from Baroque to contemporary. Dieter Flury has performed as soloist with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphonic, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony and others in collaboration with conductors  such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta,  Roger Norrington and Edmond de Stoutz. He worked with composers including  Pierre Boulez, Beat Furrer, György Ligeti, René Staar, Salvatore Sciarrino, Herbert Willi and Hans Zender. Mr.Flury is playing a handmade 14k golden flute by Yamaha.

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