Avner Geiger (b. 1982) is a highly regarded flutist who was born in Israel and currently resides in Berlin. Avner's main focus is on orchestra and chamber music, and he frequently performs with esteemed ensembles such as the Kammerakademie Potsdam, Deutsche Oper, Munich Chamber Orchestra, among others.
Avner Geiger is deeply 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.
Through his endeavors, Avner strives to ensure that these forgotten compositions find their rightful place in the contemporary musical landscape, enriching the repertoire and inspiring future generations.
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.
Avner's education includes flute studies at renowned institutions. He 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 Conservetoir 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 has participated in numerous international festivals including the Adams flute festival 2023, showcasing his flute skills in recitals and as a soloist with esteemed orchestras, including the Israel Camerata Jerusalem, the Czech Philharmonic, Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble, and more.
Acknowledged for his exceptional talent, 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. With his modest demeanor and immense talent, Avner Geiger continues to captivate audiences with his soulful flute playing and his commitment to the art of music.
In addition to his involvement in orchestral work, 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.
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
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
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