Pirmin Grehl
Full Biography
Pirmin Grehl studied flute with Renate Greiss-Armin and Jacques Zoon in Karlsruhe and Berlin. He won prizes at numerous national and international competitions, among which were the first prize at the International Carl Nielsen Flute competition 2002 in Odense/Denmark, and the second prize at the International ARD Music competition in Munich. In 2006 he became again a laureate of the ARD competition when his woodwind quintet Chantily received the second prize, the prize of the audience and the prize for the comissioned work in Munich.
In 2005 he started to teach at the Musikhochschule “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin.

Since 2002 Pirmin Grehl has been playing as principal flutist in the Konzerthausorchester Berlin (formerly Berliner Sinfonie Orchester). He also played as a soloist with orchestras like the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Berliner Sinfonie Orchester, Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern, Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, Jenaer Philharmoniker.
Many solo concertos also took place with chamber orchestras like Kammerorchester Berlin, Münchner Kammerorchester and Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester. He played concerts within the Festspiele Ludwigsburg, the Rheingau Musik Festival and the Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern and the Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus.
He recorded for several radio and TV broadcasting stations.
He recorded for several radio and TV broadcasting stations.
In January 2006 he played his Japan debut concert as soloist with the New Japan Philharmonic orchestra in the Suntory Hall, Tokyo. His CD with works by Schubert and Zender appeared in 2008, further recordings were released by Hänssler and Naxos.
His CD for the NEOS label with works by Jonathan Harvey (together with pianist Florian Hoelscher) was awarded with a Diapason d'or.

Pirmin Grehl was appointed as a professor at the Musikhochschule Luzern from September 2010 on.

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