Anna Garzuly-Wahlgren

The Hungarian born flautist Anna Garzuly-Wahlgren is a valued international soloist, chamber musician and educator. She has been a long-time member of the Gewandhaus Orchestra (as Associate and Acting Principal Flutist). Since 2017 she is appointed Professor for Wind Chamber Music at the Hochschule für Music Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in Leipzig, since 2019 she is also Professor for Flute at the Hochschule für Music Franz Liszt in Weimar.

Anna studied in Budapest, Munich and New York, her mentors were Lóránt Kovács, György Kurtág, Paul Meisen and Jeanne Baxtresser. Already during her studies, she won several prizes in a number of major international music competitions like in Geneva, Scheveninge, Kobe, Markneukirchen and Budapest. She was a winner of the East & West Artists competition for a New York debut concert in Carnegie Hall and received the “Musikförderungspreis” of the Konzertverein Ingolstadt. As a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, she assembled her first orchestra experiences under the lead of Claudio Abbado. She financed her studies with numerous scholarships, from the Soros Foundation, the Rotary Club of Munich and the Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship.

Her solo performances include concertos with the Gewandhausorchestra under Herbert Blomstedt and Riccardo Chailly. As a chamber musician she is a frequent guest artist on international festivals, she worked with the Sabine Meyer Ensemble, the Linos Ensemble, the Gewandhaus Octet, the „Armonia“ Ensemble, the Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, the Munich and Leipzig Chamber Orchestras and the Budapest Festival Orchestra among others.

Anna is a founding member of the renowned Leipzig Flute Ensemble „Quintessenz“, who in 2021 will celebrated their 25th anniversary.

In great demand as a teacher, she is passing on her knowledge at the Music Universities of Leipzig and Weimar, at the Mendelssohn Orchestra Academy of the Gewandhaus orchestra and on masterclasses in Europe and Asia. 

Her versality in music styles and the colourfulness of her playing is recognised internationally, she appears on several rewarded orchestra and chamber music recordings.