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BIO

Avner Geiger (b. 1982) is a highly regarded flutist who was born in Israel and currently resides in Berlin. He frequently performs with esteemed ensembles such as the Kammerakademie Potsdam, Deutsche Oper, Munich Chamber Orchestra, among others.

Avner's obtained his Diplom from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover with Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht, and before that a BA  from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Additionally, he achieved an Excellence Diploma from the Conservatoire Aulney Sous-Bois in Paris, with Patrick Gallois, where he was awarded the Premier-Prix (first prize) with his graduation.

Avner further pursued his studies in early music, culminating in a master's degree from the UDK Berlin.

Throughout his educational journey, Avner has had the privilege of learning from esteemed teachers such as Prof. Marten Root, Prof. Christoph Huntgeburth, Gudrun Hinze, Prof. Avner Biron, and Noam Buchman.

Avner's professional musical journey began as a member of the acclaimed Israeli Camerata Jerusalem. Since then, he has been invited to perform as a guest flutist with prominent orchestras and ensembles worldwide such as Staatskapelle Berlin, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Avner is committed to the revival of "lost" music composed by artists who fell victim to Nazi prosecutions. He passionately endeavors to bring attention to these lesser-known works, allowing them to once more be heard. 

In 2021, Avner's efforts culminated in the release of his recordings titled "NEW LIFE." These recordings were published by the label "Donemus Music." Through these recordings, Avner aims to shed light on the hidden treasures of the past and grant these unfairly neglected works a new lease on life.

Avner has participated in numerous international festivals including the Adams flute festival 2023, and performed as a soloist with esteemed orchestras, including the Israel Camerata Jerusalem, the Czech Philharmonic, Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble, and more. 

Avner has received scholarships from notable organizations such as the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, LMN-Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, Edelhoff-Ricklingen Foundation, and Musik Braucht Freunde Foundation.

Avner's has participated in masterclasses conducted by leading flutists, including Emmanuel Pahud, Benoit Fromanger, Aurèle Nicolet, William Bennett, Peter Lukas-Graf, Michel Debost, and Felix Renggli.

 

Avner also devotes time to his personal projects, including solo and chamber music performances. Alongside his classical career, he explores songwriting and producing and has released 2 albums with his original music.

Teaching is another passion of Avner's, and he imparts his knowledge as a teacher in Potsdam's music school.

Concerts 23-24

  

  • 21.9- Chamber Music in Berlin: Rossini and Strauss

  • 31.8, 1.9-  Season opening with Kammerakademie Potsdam, Beethoven Ives and Shostakovich

  • 18.8-  Midsummer night's dream with Kammerakademie Potsdam

  • 3.8- Schumann with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Arena Klosters

  • 17.7- Kammerakademie Potsdam in Bad Kissingen

  • 29, 30.6- Kammerakademie Potsdam, Shostakovich

  • 7.6- Bach Concerto Brandenburg no. 4 in Brandenburg

  • 25.5- Cconducting the Jägerbläser youth  orchestra, Potsdam

  • 14.5- Mahler, Bloch, Mendelssohn- European Symphony Orchestra, Potsdam

  • 27.4- conducting the Jägerbläser youth orchestra, Potsdam

  • 27.4- Brahms Serenade- and Tabea Zimmermann,

  • 24, 28, 29, 31.3- Deutsche Oper- Matthäus Passion

  • 13.1- Kammerakademie Potsdam- Antonello Manacorda and Isabelle Faust-Slawische Impressionen 

​        2023

  • 31.12- Sylvester Concert with ESO Nikolaikirche Potsdam

  • 26.12- Ana Bolena Deutsche Oper

  • 13, 14.12- Christmas Oratorium Kammerakademie Potsdam

  • 11.12- Student Concert

  • 9,10.12- My orchestra's debut concerts! Jägerbläser

  • 9.12 Natürporträts- Kammerakademie Potsdam, Marta Gardolinska- Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn.

  • 25.11- Lohengrin Deutsche Oper

  • 19.11- New Solo program at Eichwalde, Finissage of E. Phumpio

  • 30.10-9.11- Kammerakademie Potsdam tour with Emmanuel Pahud: Hamburg, Braunschweig, Berlin, Fulda, Munich, Bregenz, Innsbruck and Vienna.

  • 7.10 Italienische Overtüre- Kammerakademie Potsdam with Francois Leleux- Mendelssohn 4., Schubert, Mozart.

  • 22.9- Harmonie aus der Dunkelheit, Concert lecture at Haus Kladower Forum. About music by persecuted composers, solo flute.

  • 16.9 Kammerakademie Potsdam-unendliche Klangfarben- Schönberg, Webern.

  • 9.9- 16:00 "Flötenzuaber" Mozart flute quartets Kunsthof Galm

  • 2.9- Kammerakademie Potsdam- Season opening- Rachmaninoff and Schumann

  • 26, 29.5, 1, 3.6- Deutsche Oper- Francesca da Rimini

  •  23.5 Turku, Finland. Flute & Piano Recital

  • 5, 13, 18, 21.5- Deutsche Oper- Matthäus Passion

  • 8.5 Kammerakademie Potsdam, Pastorale

  • 6.5 Kammerakademie Potsdam and Trevor Pinnock

  • 23.4 Adams Flute Festival-Concert Lecture-Unchaining lost music. 

  • 14.4 Serenade im Memorium- Studio Annette, Tel Aviv, solo recital of persecuted composers

  • 1.4- Johannes Passion, Gedächnis Kirche Berlin

  • 24, 26.3 Kammerakademie Potsdam, Doyle and Rias Kammerchor, Philharmonie KMS Berlin, Nikolaisaal Potsdam

  • 5-19.3 Kammerakademie Potsdam on tour with Manacorda and Sabine Meyer, Furor und Leichtigkeit, Meistersingerhalle Nuremberg, Konzerthaus Freiburg, Mozarthalle Mannheim, Koningin Elisabethzaal Antwerpen, Philharmonie Essen, kms Philharmonie Berlin, Nikolaisaal Potsdam, Isarphilharmonie Munich

  • 16, 17.2- Kammerakademie Potsdam with Anna Prohaska, Pierre Boulez Saal

  • 10, 12, 24.2- Deutsche Oper, ANTIKRIST

  • 4.1- Kammerakademie Potsdam, Labadie and Doyle. Französischer Esprit, Nikolaisaal Potsdam

       

Archive concerts:

 

         2022 

  • 31.12 New-year's Concert in Dresden

  • 26.12 Christmas Oratorio in Berlin with Lautten Compagnay

  • 19.12 Christmas Oratorio in Dresden

  • 10.12 Kammerakademie Potsdam, Manacorda and Liciecki- Schubert and Beethoven Tonhalle Düsseldorf

  • 9.12 Kammerakademie Potsdam, Manacorda and Liciecki- Schubert and Beethoven, Philharmonie Cologne

  • 8.12 Student concert Potsdam

  • 7.12 Kammerakademie Potsdam, Manacorda and Liciecki-Schubert and Beethoven, Konzerthaus Berlin

  • 5.12 Kammerakademie Potsdam, Manacorda and Liciecki-Schubert and Beethoven Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

  • 4.12 Kammerakademie Potsdam, Manacorda and Liciecki-Schubert and Beethoven, Hannover, NDR Sendesaal

  • 3.12 Kammerakademie Potsdam, Manacorda and Liciecki- Schubert and Beethoven, Nikolaisaal Potsdam

  • 21,22.11-Chemnitz and Cottbus. Berlin Symphoniker and City band.

  • 16.11 Horst, the Netherlands. Yad VaShem memorial event. Music by persecuted composers.

  • 13.11 Flute recital at Kiel, music by forgotten Jewish composers

  • 11-27.11- Kammerakademie Potsdam. Winteroper

  • 9.10 Concert Taborkirche berlin

  • 24.9 Kammerakademie, Friedenskirche Potsdam. 'Potsdamer Tradition'

  • 17.9 Kammerakademie Potsdam &Sanderling,  'Variation'

  • 4.9 Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Say Musikfest.

  • 26.8 Kammerakademie Potsdam season opening, Potsdam. 

  • 23.7 Kammerakademie Potsdam with Julia Fischer at Rheingau Festival Wiesbaden

  • 9-19.7 Summer opera- Cosi fan tutte with Kammerakademie Potsdam at Reihnsberg13.6 Student concert

  • 11.6 conducting Benda Concerto fot flute in Potsdam

  • 22.5- Music for solo flute by Hindemith, C..P.E Bach and Marius Flothuis at the anual event for the book burning at the historical museum in Potsdam

  • 22-26.4- KAP with Emmanuel Pahud, Albrecht Meyer und Andreas Ottensamer: KMS Philharmonie Berlin, Heidelberg, Philharmonie Köln und Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

  •  15/4/22 Matthäus Passion, Gedächnis Kirche Berlin

  • 12,13/4/22- Johannes Passion, Elisabthkirche, Berlin, Lautten Compagney

  • 2/4/22- Gala Concert KAP

  • 26/3/22 KAP  at the Schlosstheater Potsdam

  • 19/3/22 pictures of my family. Forgotten music by Jewish Composers. Flute&Piano Recital with Yehuda Inbar. Delayed Concert.  Event/ Tickets

  • 12/3- Pulcinela and Mendelssohn KAP in Potsdam

  • 23/2-8/3- Deutsche Oper La Boheme

  • 24,25/2/22 Kammerakademie Potsdam in The KMS Philharmonie

5-11/2/21- Recording Zemlinsky Munich MCO

24/1/21- Release "New Life" Recording on all platforms

1,8/3/20 - Gala concert in Köln

20/2/20- Workshop "Effektiv Üben!"

17/2/20- Münchner Symfoniker, Carmen und Bolero, Philharmonie München. 

25/1/20- Nino Rota with Babylon Orchestra Berlin

23/1/20- 4th Abo concert Munich Chamber Orchestra. Prinzregententheater Munich

19/1/20- Wagner The flying Dutchman with Staatstheater Cottbus

10,12/1/20- Mahler 1st with Staatstheater Cottbus

25/12/19- Christmas Oratorium in Berlin

16/11/19- Vivaldi double concerto and Bach in Waisenhaus Potsdam

21,22/9/19- Beethoven Mass in Berlin
23/8/19-Kammerakademie Potsdam, Season opening concert- "Fiesta", Nikolaisaal Potsdam

31/7-8/8/19- Germany tour with the Jewish-Arab- "Galilee chamber orchestra":
31/7/19- Konzerthaus Berlin
4/8/19-Rathaus Hannover
6/8/19- Osnabrück music festival
8/8/19- Reihngau Festival Wiesbaden

13/4/19- Kammerakademie Potsdam in Nikolaisaal Potsdam
3/3/19- KlangVerwaltung at the Prinzregenten Theater Munich
9-14/2/19- Kammerakademie Potsdam tour in Germany- Potsdam, Erlangen, Braunschweig and Wiesbaden.
7/2/19- Recital Traverso, Berlin
25/1/19- Munich Chamber Orchestra in Moscow
13-15/12/18- Munich Chamber Orchestra in Munich and Grenoble.
8-9/12/18- Jenaer Philharmonie, Massenet in Würzburg
30/11/18- Berlin Symphoniker- Debussy, Boulanger
28/10/18- Jenaer Philharmoniker, Jena

Archive:

15/9/2018- Israeli Music Festival
13/6-9/7/2018- Berlin Symphoniker Tour to Japan!
3/6/2018- Berlin Symphoniker at the Philharmonie Berlin
26/4/18 MKO Münchener Kammerorchester concert in Munich
23-30/3/18- Recording Markus Passion with Bell’arte Salzburg 01/04/18 Concert Tour with Klassische Philharmonie Bonn

22/2/18- Münchener Kammerorchester concert in Munich
5-9/1/18- Munich Chamber Orchestra residency at the Cartagena Festival de Musica, Columbia
21/12/18- Concert presentation of the early flute, Gran Canaria, Spain
15,17/11/18- Marathon HaTeiva, Tel Aviv. G.Crumb and D.Heusinger
8-10/10/18- Russia Tour with Munich Chamber Orchestera

22/4/17- "Playing with electricity". Solo flute with electronics in a new contemporary music series in Tel Aviv
23-24/2/17-  Éclairs sur l'au-delà... by Messiaen at Staatstheater Cottbus
15-19/2/17- Israel Camerata with Reinhard Goebel
4/2/17- ,,Rebeccas Schatten" at Theater Stralsund
4/11-10/12/16- Julie, chamber Opera with Theater Magdeburg
29/5-1/6/16- concerts with Else Ensemble. 
9/4/16- Emmanuel Pahud with Israel Camerata Jerusalem. Jerusalem Theater.
31/12/15- Florence. New year's concert with Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (opera house of Florence), Vladimir Jurowski





 

AVNER GEIGER.  flutist.

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