Reza Najfar

Flute (Classical Music)

Qualifications

  • Diplom (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien)

Education

  • Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien (classes of Prof Barbara Gisler-Haase and Prof Dieter Flury)
  • Conservatory, Utrecht/Netherlands (class of Abbie de Quant)
  • Composition studies with Thomas Christian David and Dietmar Schermann

Teaching Experience

  • 2006-     Prayner Konservatorium, Vienna
  • 2002-     Mozarteum University Salzburg (Innsbruck branch)
  • 1992-      Tiroler Landeskonservatorium, Innsbruck/Austria
  • 1987-1992 Musikschule Mödling and Groß-Siegharts
  • 1986-1987 Schubert Konservatorium and Prayner Konservatorium, Vienna
  • International Masterclasses including
    • China Conservatory of Music, Beijing/China
    • Harder Flötentage, Hard/Austria
    • Itterer Flötentage, Itter/Austria

Selected Performances

  • International Recitalist

    • Concertgebouw, Amsterdam/Netherlands
    • Beijing/China
    • New York/U.S.
    • Tokyo Flute Festival, Tokyo/Japan
  • 1998-1990 Principal Flutist, Orchester der Vereinigten Bühnen, Vienna
  • Orchestral Performances
    • Ensemble "die reihe"
    • Wiener Bach-Solisten

Discography

  • CPE Bach & JS Bach: Solo Alto Flute Works (Austrian Gramophone, 2018)
  • Chopin/Najfar: Works for Flute and Piano (Vienna 2Day, 2011)
  • Schubert/Najfar: Works for Alto Flute and Piano (La Folia Classics, 2004)
  • The Rare Encore (La Folia Classics, 2002)
  • Tango Appassionato (Novalis, 2001)
  • Guiliani: Works for Flute and Guitar (Koch, 1998)

Selected Compositions & Arrangements

  • Borne/Najfar: Fantaisie brillante sur l'opéra "Carmen" for flute and orchestra (Universal Edition)
  • Chopin/Najfar: Works for solo flute (Ries und Erler)
  • Mozart: Easy Dances for flute and guitar (Eroica Edition)
  • Najfar: Sonata for flute and piano "La Parisienne" (Alphonse Leduc)
  • Najfar: Flute For Fun 1-3 (Koch)