Hans-Dieter Michatz

Playing modern and baroque flute as well as recorder, Hans-Dieter Michatz has performed and recorded with The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, The Sydney Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, the ABC, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, as well as in Musica Viva Education Project.

Hans-Dieter Michatz migrated to Australia in 1983 after obtaining Diplomas in Music Education in Hannover, and the Solo Performance Diploma from the Royal Conservatorium, The Hague, where he specialised on Baroque Flute under the guidance of Barthold Kuijken.

In Australia, he has appeared at the Barossa and Huntington Festivals, the Melbourne International Festival of Organ and Harpsichord, for Musica Viva, and has conducted large scale Baroque Works, most recently as assistant chorus master for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Hans-Dieter was a founding member and Musical Director of the Melbourne Collegium Baroque Orchestra, and has appeared with artists such as Walter van Hauwe, Michala Petri, Geoffrey Lancaster, Paul Dyer, and with many of Australia's foremost Early Music Ensembles.

Playing modern and baroque flute as well as recorder, he has performed and recorded with The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, The Sydney Chamber Choir, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, the ABC, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, as well as in Musica Viva Education Project.

Hans-Dieter Michatz has taught at the Universities of Melbourne, Western Australia, Sydney, Newcastle, New England and Geelong, and also at the International Recorder Festivals and the UWA's International Baroque Summer School. He is also the editor of the very successful Flute Books for the Australian Music Examinations Board. He returns to Europe annually, to perform with the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Ensemble from Hannover.

Hans-Dieter Michatz is featured on the following titles

Telemann - Sonate Metodiche

Performer: Baroque Flute

Two of Australia's finest baroque musicians perform Telemann's rarely heard 'Sonate Metodiche' for Baroque flute and continuo. This disc contains six Telemann sonatas which exhibit all the wonderful variety, exploitation of colour and detailed ornamentation characteristic of the high Baroque.