Uwe Grodd’s contributions to classical music have brought him worldwide acclaim as flautist, conductor, editor and teacher. A graduate of Mainz University, Germany, Grodd studied with teachers of international repute including André Jaunet, Robert Aitken and Maestro Sergio Celibidache.
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. Many of his students are enjoying careers in Europe, North America and New Zealand. Uwe and has been Music Director of the Manukau Symphony Orchestra since its inception in 1993, and was invited to become Music Director of the Auckland Choral Society in 2008. His editions of flute chamber music by Vaňhal, Hummel, Beethoven and Ries, published by Artaria Editions, are increasingly in demand.
He has made world première recordings of more than 80 works of 18th and early 19th Century music, and twice earned Gramophone magazine’s Editor’s Choice as well as the International Record Review Outstanding industry award. He is currently a supervisor for doctoral students at the University of Canterbury.