Alissa Rossius, flutist and composer, is one of the most interesting artists of her generation.
Her flute playing is admired for her golden tone and spirited performances.
She has performed frequently as soloist, with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Dresdner Kapellsolisten, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the South West German Chamber Orchestra and the Budapest Strings.
Born in Munich Alissa Rossius began playing the flute at the age of four and went on to balance an unusually broad musical education with performances, recordings and competitions from a young age:
at ten she was accepted to study at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich where she studied with Andrea Lieberknecht, Philippe Boucly and Marianne Henkel-Adorján. At 16 she joined the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and later the Lucerne Festival Academy; she enjoyed formative musical studies with former chief sound engineer at the Bavarian Radio, Wolfram Graul, and she took masterclasses with many of the leading flute performers and teachers in the world.
From the age of 13 she has been a frequently featured artist at the Bavarian Radio, as soloist with orchestra, in chamber music and with piano, this included recordings as soloist with the Bamberger Symphoniker and the conductors Jonathan Nott and Gabriel Feltz.
Alissa Rossius won the first prize at the nationwide competition Jugend Musiziert several times; as a teenager she won first prize in the International Flute Competition Oberstdorf, she was finalist in the 13th International Flute Competition Friedrich Kuhlau and semifinalist with her woodwind quintet “Quintetto Spirito” in the 63rd ARD International Music Competition.
She subsequently took up the position as Solo Flute of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and has performed as guest Solo Flute with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and with the Bavarian State Opera.
Furthermore she was scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund.
Please visit her Blog: http://www.linguaanimarum.com