The hungarian born flutist Anna Garzuly-Wahlgren studied in Budapest, Munich and New York before becoming Associate Principal Flutist of the Gewandhausorchestra in Leipzig at age 24, followed by a ten years long period as Acting Principal Flutist. Since 2017 she is appointed professor for wind chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in Leipzig, since 2019 she is also professor for flute at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar.
She is a valued international soloist and chambermusician. Already during her studies she won several prizes in a number of major international music competitions like in Geneva, Scheveninge, Kobe, Markneukirchen and Budapest. She was a winner of the East & West Artists competition for a New York debut concert in Carnegie Hall and received the “Musikförderungspreis” of the Konzertverein Ingolstadt.
Her solo performances include concertos with the Gewandhausorchestra under Herbert Blomstedt and Riccardo Chailly. As a chambermusician she is a frequent guest artist on international festivals, she worked with the Sabine Meyer Ensemble, the Linos Ensemble, the Gewandhaus Octet, the „armonia“ Ensemble, the Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, the Munich and Leipzig Chamber Orchestras and the Budapest Festival Orchestra among others.
Anna is a founding member of the renowned Leipzig Flute Ensemble
„Quintessenz“, who in 2021 will celebrated their 25th anniversary.
In great demand as a teacher she is passing on her knowledge at the Mendelssohn Orchestra Academy of the Gewandhausorchetra and on Masterclasses in Europe and Asia.
Her versality in music styles and the colorfulness of her playing is recognised internationally, she appears on several rewarded orchestra and chamber music recordings.