Dorothea Charlotte Seel, Dr.

Lecturer in Historical Performance Practice
Flutes of the 19th Century

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Dorothea Seel studied flute at the Mozarteum University Salzburg with Michael Martin Kofler and Irena Grafenauer and graduated with distinction. She then studied early music at Staatliche Musikhochschule Trossingen and privately with Lisa Beznosiuk. She has performed with ensembles such as The English Concert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, New London Consort, Hanover Band, London Baroque, London Classical Players and The King’s Consort. She has also worked with a number of German orchestras including Concerto Köln, the Ludwigsburg Festival Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra,  Kammerphilharmonie of Bremen, Munich Hofkapelle, Harmony of Nations and Concentus Musicus Vienna. She played with Musica Antiqua Köln until 2006.

Tours as a soloist have taken her to many countries in Europe including New York’s Lincoln Center, Texas, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand and Mexico. She has played under the baton of conductors including Simon Rattle, Roger Norrington, Trevor Pinnock, Charles Mackerras, Mark Elder, Rene Jacobs, Riccardo Muti, Thomas Hengelbrock and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Dorothea Seel has given master classes in Historical Flutes and Performance Practice all over the world  - Southampton University UK, Trossingen State College of Music, Innsbruck Institute of Musicology, Vienna University of Music, Vienna Conservatory, Innsbruck and Klagenfurt conservatoires, Nanyang University of Fine Arts in Singapore, University of North Texas and Riga Conservatoire. In 2016 she ran a masterclass in Baroque & Classical flutes in Stams, Tyrolia with Barocksolisten München.

During 2016 she was appointed to teach 19th century flute and performance practise at the Mozarteum University Innsbruck. 2017 she will complete her doctoral thesis „ Discourse on the Sound Qualities of 19th Century Flutes“ for which she has received a two-year research fellowship from the Universtiy of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.