Avner Geiger (b. 1982) is an internationally acclaimed flutist born in Israel and living in Berlin Avner is passionate orchestra and chamber music player who currently is a regular guest with several orchestras such as Kammerakademie Potsdam, Deutsche Oper, Munich Chamber Orchestra and others. In between Avner also devotes himself to his own projects: solo and chamber music and, together with the classical career, songwriting, producing. Avner is also an enthusiastic teacher, teaching in Potsdam and privately.
He was a member of the Israeli Camerata Jerusalem and also played as guest with leading orchestras and ensembles around the world-among them the orchestra of the Maggio musicale Florentino (Opera di Firenze), and many others.
Avner studied flute at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover (Diplom), the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (BA) and Conservetoir Aulney Sous-Bois (Paris, Excellence Diploma) where he graduated with the Premier-Prix (first prize).
Among his teachers are Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht, Patrick Gallois, Gudrun Hinze (Gewandhaus orchestra), Prof. Marten Root (Traverso), Prof. Christoph Huntgeburth, Prof. Avner Biron and Noam Buchman.
Avner took part in many international festivals in Europe and USA, and has performed worldwide in flute recitals and as Soloist with the Israel Camerata Jerusalem, the Czech Philharmonic, Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble, the Revolution Orchestra, the School Orchestra in Hannover and others. His performances and recordings have been broadcasted in the Israeli Radio, Dutch Radio and German radio.
Avner has received scholarships from the America- Israel cultural foundation, LMN- Yehudi Menuhin foundation, Edelhoff- Ricklingen foundation and Musik Braucht Freunde foundation.
Avner participated in Master classes of some the worlds leading flutists. Among them:
Emmanuel Pahud, Benoit Fromanger, Aurèle Nicolet, William Bennet, Peter Lukas-Graf, Michel Debost and Felix Renggli.
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
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
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