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Critically acclaimed by The Age as 'a player of insight, proficiency and personality' and consistently praised for her clear and warm sound, 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, is a guest artist with Ensemble Q and guest principal with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Monika has also performed with Southern Cross Soloists and the QSO Chamber Players.
As a passionate chamber musician she is founding member and Artistic Director of Brisbane based Collective Ensemble Trivium.
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 (former Principal Flute, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
She undertook further studies with Auréle Nicolet, Peter-Lukas Graf, Robert Dick and 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.
She has performed at various festivals including Wien Modern, Carinthischer Sommer, Allegro Vivo, Brisbane Baroque Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Music Festival, Orange Chamber Music Festival (2024) and has toured all over Europe, Taiwan and nationally in Australia.
Monika lives in Brisbane/Australia with her husband Greg and puppy Yoshi and is passionate about all things organic and loves spending time at the beach on her boogie board.