The Scholarship Holders of the Concert Saison 2015/2016

Alissa Rossius

Alissa Rossius © Monika Lawrenz

Alissa Rossius, flute

Alissa Rossius was born in Munich in 1994 and started to play the flute at the age of four. At ten years of age she became a junior student at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Prof. Marianne Henkel-Adorján. Since 2009 she studied with Prof. Philippe Boucly.

After finishing her A-levels in Munich she started her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht. She participated in master classes with Prof. Peter-Lukas Graf, Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht and Prof. Gaby Pas-Van Riet. Alissa Rossius won several first prizes in the national competition "Jugend musiziert", special prizes of the 'Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben' and in 2010 she won the first prize at the International Flute Competition in Oberstdorf. With the "Quintetto Spirito" she reached the semifinal of the 63rd. International Competition of the ARD in the category wind quintet.

Alissa Rossius could already gather experience as a soloist with renowned orchestras: at the age of 14 years she played with the Dresdner Kapellsolisten at Neuschwanstein Castle (Live recording Bavarian Radio), 2011 she played with the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt and the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, in 2013 with the Folkwang Chamber Orchestra and the Prague Chamber Orchestra in the Rudolfinum.

In 2010 and 2012 she recorded with the Bamberger Symphoniker for the Bavarian Radio (conductors: Gabriel Feltz and Jonathan Nott). For the Bavarian Radio she has recorded several works of the flute literature. Alissa Rossius is an awardee of the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes" and of "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now".

With 16 years she became a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester where she played from 2011 until 2013. In 2013 she was also a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy. For the season 2014/2015 Alissa Rossius has a contract as principal flute in the Staatsorchester Kassel.