11. Musikfestival

29. JUNI BIS 2. JULI 2022





© Fotographer
Astrid Ackermann

Valerie Schatz, born in 1997 in Wasserburg am Inn, received her first harp lessons at the age of 5.

At the age of 11, she dedicated herself to the double bass and began her training with Dominik Billinger. From 2010 to 2012 she attended the Mühldorf Music School with Claus Freudenstein.

In 2012, Valerie Schatz began studying for two years at the University of Music in Munich with Professor Heinrich Braun. At that time she was already a member of the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra, the VBW Festival Orchestra of the Nations, as well as a member of the Federal Youth Orchestra.

In 2013, Valerie Schatz won the 1st Prize in the double bass category at the Jugend Musiziert competition and the Edgar Auer Special Prize. From 2014, the young double bassist was a permanent member of the “Junge Deutsche Philharmonie”.

Through various master classes with Prof. Johannes Auersperg, Prof. Günter Klaus, Franco Petracchi and Prof. Duncan Mc Tier, Valerie Schatz was able to further her education and develop an extensive repertoire.

In 2015, she moved to the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg to study with Professor Dorin Marc.

The young instrumentalist has worked as a substitute in the Munich Chamber Orchestra, with the Munich Philharmonic, the Bavarian State Opera and the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz.

At the age of 19, Valerie Schatz became a scholarship holder for 2 years in the Orchestra Academy of the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio.

In October 2020, Valerie Schatz secured a permanent position as tutti double bassist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

Since September 2021 she has been engaged in the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and is a member of the of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.