Sascha Friedl is an artist of the rather secluded kind. As difficult as it seems to communicate with him, the more present Friedl is on stage. Then he reaches new heights of excellence. For example, with his sensational 5.40-meter-long sub-contrabass flute in our music theatre project Dede Korkut. His playing with the flute is characterised by a strong corporeality. He does not shy away from risk, misplaced vanity is alien to him. Rather, the term “thoroughbred musician” in Sascha Friedl takes on a whole new meaning – he devotes himself completely to the flute and goes all out in his projects.
Friedl studied flute in Munich and Frankfurt am Main. Already during his studies he received a lectureship as the youngest lecturer at the University in Augsburg. During his one-year internship with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, he worked with many great conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Kurt Sanderling and Semyon Bychkov. His intensive engagement with contemporary music is particularly evident in the founding of Baader 66 – the autonomous improvisational ensemble of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, which he has set up with seven other musicians. In addition to his musical work, he also participates as a singer and speaker in projects and runs his own coffee roastery in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg.
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