Sascha Kristina Rathey
Born in New Zealand and raised in Southern Germany (German citizenship), the flutist Sascha Rathey studied with Prof. Jean-Claude Gérard and Prof. Davide Formisano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, Germany, as well as with Prof. Hans-Georg Schmeiser at the University of Music in Vienna, Austria.
She has been on concert tours with various orchestras to China, South America, and throughout Europe, e.g. she played several projects at the Young Opera of the Staatstheater Stuttgart, with the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart (H. Rilling) and the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, a project with Webern Sinfonietta, (Pierre Boulez) in the Musikverein, Vienna, and a symphonic project in La Scala, Milano (Chailly).
She was a member of the Festivalensemble of the Bachakademie Stuttgart 2006, and member of the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra 2007 (Ch. Eschenbach, I. Fischer, LangLang).
In 2008/2009, as recipient of a scholarship and member of the Karajan-foundation of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, she was tutored both by Andreas Blau and Emmanuel Pahud and played under conductors, such as Sir S. Rattle, C. Thielemann, D. Zinman und K. Petrenko.
She has been with the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck and Symphonie Orchester playing the piccolo and 2nd flute since 2009, and also directed the music and concert education program “Junges TSOI” from 2010-2016 as a music educator, where she also continues to conduct, conceptualizes and presents concerts and workshops.
Her keen interest in chamber music can be heard on a story CD with music for children titled „Hopplahopp“, recorded with the label SPEKTRAL.
She began teaching music at the age of 17; most recently she taught the flute at the Musikschule Wattens in Tyrol. She offers private lessons upon request and workshops at the Mozarteum in Innsbruck.