B i o g r a p h y
Critically acclaimed by The Age as 'a player of insight, proficiency and personality' and consistently praised for her clear and warm tone, Austrian flutist Monika Koerner has established herself as a sought-after chamber musician, soloist and orchestra musician since moving to Brisbane mid 2014.
She appears regularly as principal flute with Camerata - Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra.
Monika has also been performing as guest artist with
Ensemble Q, Southern Cross Soloists and QSO Chamber Players.
As a passionate chamber musician she is founding member of Brisbane based group Ensemble Trivium which in 2017 received two Arts Queensland grants for it's project ‘Locally Sourced’
Monika was born in Salzburg and holds a MA degree from the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna having studied with Prof. Wolfgang Schulz.
She undertook further studies with Auréle Nicolet, Peter-Lukas Graf, Robert Dick and recently a series of private lessons with Emily Beynon.
During her university years she won first prize at the competition Jugend musiziert as well as an outstanding performers award from the Bruckner Orchester Linz.
In Vienna she has performed with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Tonkünstlerorchester, Mozart Orchester Wien, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and in Australia the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Australian Session Orchestra and Queensland Pops Orchestra.
She has performed at various festivals including Wien Modern, Carinthischer Sommer, Allegro Vivo, Brisbane Baroque Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane Festival and Brisbane Contemporary Church Music Festival and has toured all over Europe, Taiwan and nationally in Australia.
Monika lives in Brisbane/Australia with her husband Greg and is passionate about all things organic and loves spending time at the beach on her boogie board.