Michael Martin Kofler | © Christian Schneider


Michael Martin Kofler

Michael Martin Kofler (*1966 in Villach) completed his flute studies with distinction at the Vienna Musikhochschule with Werner Tripp and Wolfgang Schulz, and with Peter-Lukas Graf at the Musikakademie in Basel. In 1987 Sergiu Celibidache appointed him principal flute with the Munich Philharmonic. Since 1983 he has given solo concerts, recitals and chamber music recitals worldwide.
Michael Martin Kofler regularly plays as a soloist with over 100 well-known orchestras such as the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Vienna, Munich, Stuttgart, Pforzheim Chamber Orchestras, The Budapest Strings, the Zagreb Soloists, as well as the Philharmonic and Symphonic Orchestras of Munich, Prague, Moscow, Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Warsaw, Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Istanbul, Antalya, Calgary, Toronto and many others Among the conductors, with whom the flutist worked as a soloist, names such as Lorin Maazel, James Levine, Tugan Sokhiev, Sir Neville Marriner, Fabio Luisi, Herbert Blomstedt, Frans Brüggen, Ton Koopman, Dimitrij Kitajenko, Jonathan Nott and Hans Graf should be mentioned. His chamber music partners included and still include the pianists Paul Badura-Skoda, Irwin Gage, Stefan Vladar, Stephan Kiefer, the harpists Sarah O'Brian, Xavier de Maistre and Regine Kofler, the clarinettist Martin Spangenberg and the string players Benjamin Schmid, Clemens and Veronika Hagen and the Mandelring and Mozart Quartet Salzburg. Since 2016, Michael M.Kofler has been increasingly invited to conduct various orchestras, such as the Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra, the Györ Philharmonic Orchestra (Hungary), the Sinfonietta Cracovia (Poland), the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea) and others. Since 1989, Michael Martin Kofler has been a professor in a concert class at the Mozarteum University with great success. At several international competitions (ARD, Brussels, Prague, Bari, etc.), Michael Martin Kofler has also been awarded the culture promotion prizes of the Munich Concert Society and the state of Carinthia, as well as the honorary prize of the Austrian Ministry of Science and the culture prize of his home town of Villach.