Uwe Grodd’s contributions to classical music have brought him worldwide acclaim as flautist, conductor, editor and teacher. He has made world première recordings of more than 80 works of 18th and early 19th Century music. Grodd initially gained worldwide attention when awarded First Prize at the Cannes Classical Awards 2000 for Best 18th Century Orchestral Recording for his CD of Vaňhal Symphonies, and twice earned Gramophone magazine’s Editor’s Choice as well as the International Record Review Outstanding industry award.
A graduate of Mainz University, Germany, Grodd studied with teachers of international repute including André Jaunet, Robert Aitken and Maestro Sergio Celibidache. He was invited to become Music Director of the Auckland Choral Society in 2008 and has been Music Director of the Manukau Symphony Orchestra since its inception in 1993. As Professor Emeritus of the University of Auckland Uwe Grodd’s reputation as an inspiring teacher is well documented by his students’ international performances and prizes. His editions of music by Vaňhal, Hummel, Beethoven and Ries, published by Artaria Editions, are increasingly in demand.