Biography of Genewein Claire:
Claire Genewein was born in Munich. She studied transverse flute at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, where she graduated with an honours degree. Concert diploma with Philippe Racine at the Zurich Academy for Music and Theatre in 1998. Subsequently a diploma for early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with flauto traverso as her main subject, and Master of Music at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag under Barthold Kuijken. Following an extra occupational study course in Performing and Creative Arts at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent (B), she will submit a doctoral dissertation on Baldassare Galuppi’s historical performance practice. Claire Genewein received a special award from Karlheinz Stockhausen for her interpretation of the “Zungenspitzentanz” (“Tip-of-the-Tongue-Dance”) for piccolo. In 1998, she came second at the International Piccolo Symposium in Phoenix, USA. In 2000 she won first prize together with the percussion ensemble anthos for her interpretation of “Kathinkas Gesang” by Stockhausen, and in 2004 the second prize at the Traverso Competition of the National Flute Organisation (USA). Claire Genewein works as a free-lance flutist in various ensembles, such as La Cetra, Venice Baroque Orchestra, L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra L’Arcadia, Ensemble Miroir and the Neue Hofkapelle Munich. She has played under the baton of Gustav Leonhardt, Andrea Marcon, Jordi Savall, Geoffrey Lancaster, William Christie etc.
Since autumn 2006 she has been teaching transverse flute and historical performance practice at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz