The Austrian musician Iris Maass has performed solo recitals in Austria, Ukraine, Germany, Japan, Italy, Slovakia, and as a soloist with the State Philharmonic Orchestra Košice, Franz Schmidt Chamber Music Orchestra, Youth Orchestra Tyrol, Deutschmeister Orchestra, and Buoni Amici.
She is a regular substitute at the Volksoper Wien and Bühne Baden and is the first solo flute at the Vienna Imperial Orchester and Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien.
Both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, she has been awarded several first prizes at national and international competitions.
First prize at the international Chamber Music Festival Allegro Vivo 2019, 2016. First prize and all-round winner at the international flute competition of Flautiada 2015. First prize at the international competition Woodwind and Brass 2015 in Croatia. Third prize at the III Concorso Flautistico Internazionale Severin Gazzelloni, 2014 in Italy. First prize at the Century Art Competition for young performers, 2013, at the 3rd International Flute Competition Flautiada 2013, at the Youth Music Competition in Bad Sulzaer, 2012, at international Yamaha competition 2012, as well as the national competition Prima la Musica, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005.
Dr. Hans Zwölfer – prize with the Trio Doppler – Effekt at the U19 Camber Music Competition, Vienna
She has participated in master classes with professors including Andrea Lieberknecht, Erwin Klambauer, Wally Hase, Renate Greis, Barbara Gisler – Haase, Hansgeorg Schmeiser, Michael Moragues, Jan Ostry, Nathalie Rozat, Walter Auer or Jànos Bàlint.
Iris Maass was born on 19th November 1997 in Vienna. At the age of five, she began her musical studies and since 2016 she has studied the flute under Sonja Korak at the University of Music and performing Art in Vienna. In just two years‘ time, she graduated with honor from University with her Bachelor’s degree in music education for instruments.
Since September 2020 she has been teaching the talented flute class ’special classes‘ at the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School Vienna in cooperation with the Leonard Bernstein Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.