Biography

Daniel Ottensamer

Current as of August 2021

As a soloist and chamber musician, as well as in his position as principal clarinettist of the Vienna Philharmonic, Daniel Ottensamer performs with renowned orchestras and artistic personalities in the world’s most important music centres. He has been a prizewinner at several prestigious international competitions, including the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition in Denmark in 2009.

Highlights of recent seasons include Daniel Ottensamer’s solo debut with the Vienna Philharmonic performing Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, as well as appearances as a soloist with Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Andris Nelsons, Ádám Fischer and Ivor Bolton.

His chamber music partners include artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Angelika Kirchschlager, Thomas Hampson, Barbara Bonney, Juliane Banse, Bobby McFerrin, Bernarda Fink, Krassimira Stoyanova, Julian Rachlin, Heinrich Schiff, Mischa Maisky, the Hagen Quartet, the Signum Quartet and daniel ottensamer music (with Noah Bendix-Balgley, Christoph Traxler and Stephan Koncz). He is a founding member of the Clarinotts and The Philharmonix, who won the Opus Klassik in 2018, covering a wide range of repertoire from classical to jazz and klezmer to pop and swing.

His debut CD Mein Wien – My Vienna was released by Sony Classical in 2015 and featured a recording of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. Daniel Ottensamer has also recorded sonatas by Brahms and Weber on Classics Concert Records. Deutsche Grammophon released the Clarinotts’ debut CD in 2016. His most recent recordings include La Vie en Rose, a collection of French works for clarinet and orchestra, Luciano Berio’s orchestration of Brahms’s First Clarinet Sonata op. 120/1 and a disc of music by Schubert with Regula Mühlemann, all for Sony Classical.

Daniel Ottensamer has conceived concert cycles for MuTh, the concert hall of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and for the Main Hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna.

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