Hannah Friedl

All prize winners
First Prize
Nationality: Austrian
Instrument: Clarinet
Date of birth 1998/12/02

Hannah Friedl was born in 1998 in Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria, and started playing the clarinet at the age of 9. From 2014-2018 she studied at the “Anton Bruckner University for Music” in Linz where she received her clarinet lessons from Gerald Kraxberger while she still attended the “Adalbert Stifter Grammar School with special Focus on Music”. After graduating in 2018 she started studying at the Music and Arts University of the city of Vienna joining the class of Alexander Neubauer. 

She attended master classes with Rupert Fankhauser, Hubert Salmhofer, Helmut Hödl, Ferdinand Steiner, Antonio Tinelli, Christoph Zimper, Matthias Schorn and Johann Hindler. 

Not only as a soloist but also in the chamber music category she has won several first prizes at the national austrian competition Österreichische Jugendmusikwettbewerbe prima la musica. At her recent participation in 2019 Hannah was appointed the federal winner in her category by achieving the highest rating throughout the whole competition with 98.6 points. Together with the clarinet quintet “NA+5” she won the 3rd prize at the 2nd international Franz Cibulka competition in Graz. They were also amongst the winners of the “Fidelio” competition and the competition of “Musica Juventutis” in Vienna in 2019. Hannah was awarded with the Ratzenböck scholarship and the Edith Rebhan scholarship. In 2017 she got distinguished with the “Kiwanis” art award together with the “Trio Vinea” (clarinet, cello and harp). 

Next to gathering several orchestral experiences in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Upper Austria, the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra or the International Orchestra Institute Attergau (organized by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Hannah also got the chance to be a soloist for the Symphonic Wind Band of Ried and the Youth Wind Band of the district Vöcklabruck. 

Several concert tours made her travel to countries such as Luxemburg, the Netherlands, to the Czech Republic, to Italy and to the Victoria International Arts Festival in Gozo, Malta. 


If you are interested in working with Hannah, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



G. Donizetti, Studio primo for clarinet solo
B. Kovács, Hommage à M. de Falla
B. Kovács, Hommage à R. Strauss
I. Stravinsky, Three Pieces for clarinet solo
J. Widmann, Fantasie for clarinet solo

With Piano

M. Arnold, Sonatina for clarinet and piano (op. 29)
L. Bassi, Fantasia da concerto su motivi di “Rigoletto”
A. Berg, Vier Stücke für Klarinette und Klavier (op. 5)
J. Brahms, Sonata no. 1 f minor, Allegro Appassionato (op. 120)
J. Brahms, Sonata no. 2 E-flat major (op.120)
G. Finzi, 5 Bagatelles (op. 23)
J. Francaix, Tema con Variazioni
N. Gade, Fantasy Pieces (op. 43)
J. Horovitz, Sonatina for clarinet and piano
B. Martinu, Sonatina for clarinet and piano (H.356)
A. Messager, Solo de Concours
F. Poulenc, Sonata for clarinet and piano (FP 184)
R. Schumann, Fantasiestücke (op. 73)
C.M. von Weber, Grand Duo Concertant in E-flat Major (op. 48)

Chamber music

C.P.E. Bach, Six Sonatas for clarinet, bassoon and piano
L. van Beethoven, Duo no.2 for Clarinet and Bassoon (WoO 27)
J. Brahms, Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello and piano (op. 114)
M. Bruch, Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano (op. 83)
F. Cibulka, Suite no. 6 for clarinet quintet
G. Cohen, Trio for a Spry Clarinet, Weeping Cello and Ruminating Harp
W. A. Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A major (KV 581)
R. Schumann, Märchenerzählungen for clarinet, viola and piano (op. 132)

With Orchestra

G. Donizetti, Concertino for clarinet and orchestra in B-flat major
F.A. Hoffmeister, Concerto in B-flat major
W. A. Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A major (KV 622)
F. Krommer, Clarinet Concerto in E-flat major (op. 36)
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Concert Piece no. 1 for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra (op. 113) F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Concert Piece no. 2 for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra (op. 114)
L. Spohr, Clarinet Concerto no. 2 in E-flat major, Allegro (op. 57)
C. Stamitz, Clarinet Concerto no. 3 in B-flat major
C.M. von Weber, Concertino in E-flat major (op. 26)
C.M. von Weber, Clarinet Concerto no. 1 in f minor (op. 73)


Béla Kovács: After you, Mr. Gershwin!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klarinettenkonzert A-Dur, 1. Satz

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