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Katharina Möritz has her bachelor degree at the State University of Music Nuremberg. There she was a student in Prof. Anne-Cathérine Heinzmann's class for over four years. Since October 2017 she studies at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with Prof. Michael Martin Kofler.

At the early age of five, she had already discovered her passion for music and started learning the piano. Three years later, however, she took up the flute instead. In her youth, she was already able to gather experience in many different youth orchestras, including the German National Youth Orchestra and the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra. Later on, she would play in projects of the orchestra of the Summer Opera Bamberg, the Summer Music Academy Hundisburg and many other festival orchestras. She gained her first professional experience in the Bavarian Orchestra Academy 2014 with the Nürnberger Symphoniker and was for twelve months trainee at the SWR Radiosinfonieorchester Stuttgart. For the season 2016/17 Katharina had a time contract as Solo Flautist at the Staatskapelle Weimar. In October 2017 Katharina Möritz won the audition for the Assistant Solo Flute of the Essener Philharmoniker.

As a soloist, Katharina has already played with many different youth and amateur orchestras, including the Studio Orchestra Ulm, the New Philharmonic Orchestra Munich and the Symphonic Orchestra of the State University of Music Nuremberg.

Katharina was awarded the first national prize multiple times at the competition Jugend musiziert, followed by numerous other prizes and scholarships. These include: the award Junge Ulmer Kunst, a Deutschlandstipendium and the scholarship Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. In 2015 she won the competition Young Stars of Fürstenfeld, the first prize at the LIONS Woodwind Competition in Nuremberg, as well as the second prize at the 7. Berthold Hummel Competition in Würzburg. Katharina Möritz has been a scholarship holder of Villa Musica since 2016.

She has gained artistic and musical impetus by visiting the master classes of Andrea Lieberknecht, Davide Formisano and Felix Renggli, as well as through Henrik Wiese, solo flutist at the Symphonieorchester des Bayrische Rundfunks, with whom she began her studies in Nuremberg.