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Tatjana Ruhland, Flute

The press called her "Paganini on the flute" and since her Debut at Carnegie Hall, New York, flutist Tatjana Ruhland is a highly sought-after artist.

Her recitals in the season 2014/2015 include recitals at the Festivals Heidelberger Frühling, Mozartfest Würzburg, Klosterkonzerte Maulbronn, International Flute Festival Taiwan, German Forum New York, Haydn Biennale Belgium as well as a chamber music concert tour to Brazil and Argentina.

As a soloist, Tatjana Ruhland has appeared with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR), the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Collegium Stuttgart, as well as the chamber orchestras of Pforzheim, Heilbronn and Kobe. She was playing principal flute in the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra as well as the Bavarian and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian State Opera Munich in concerts at Musikverein Vienna, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Royal Albert Hall London, Berlin Philharmonic Hall and others.

In chamber music concerts Ms.Ruhland is performing with partners such as Hilary Hahn, Emmanuel Pahud, Angela Hewitt, Matthias Goerne, Wen-Sinn Yang and Eckart Heiligers.

Tatjana Ruhland holds the position of the principal flutist with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) and enjoys the collaboration with great conductors of our time like Gustavo Dudamel, Herbert Blomstedt, Christian Thielemann, Georges Pretre, Sir Roger Norrington and the late Lorin Maazel.

Tatjana was born in Ratisbone, Germany and studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Paul Meisen and András Adorján, as well as at the Manhattan School of Music in New York with Jeanne Baxtresser, where she recieved the degree of ”Master of Music in Orchestral Performance“ and in 1998 the ”Meisterklasse Diploma“. She also was a masterclass student at the "Accademia Chigiana" in Siena, Italy, with Aurèle Nicolet.

Tatjana Ruhland was a prizewinner at the distinguished international competitions for flute in Prague (1996), Kobe (1997) and the ”east & west International Auditions“ competition (1998) among others and recieved a scholarship of the competition ”Deutsche Musikwettbewerb“.

Her CD recordings ”The Music of a Magician“ and ”La Joueuse de flûte“ were released with hänssler classic. New recordings with works by Bach, Reinecke and Penderecki will be released shortly.

Besides being a jury member in flute competitions in Germany and Japan, Tatjana Ruhland is teaching master classes in Tokyo, Japan and Pittsburgh, USA. She appeares as a guest professor at NRW Orchesterzentrum and is teaching a class at Hochschule für Musik Saar in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Biography in PDF format (short and long version)