After 20 years of orchestral playing in Switzerland and teaching at the Vorarlberg State Conservatory of Music in Feldkirch, Austria, Eva Amsler became Professor of Flute at Florida State University in 2001.
A pioneer of authentic Baroque interpretation on the modern flute and an advocate of contemporary music for flute, piccolo, alto and bass flute, she enjoys a worldwide career as a performer and teacher. Ms. Amsler tours and performs with The Dorian Consort and harpsichordist Shalev Ad-El, among others. A passionate chamber music player, she also enjoys being a soloist and is principal flutist of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Amsler regularly appears at flute festivals and conventions and holds master classes in Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia. Her CD recordings have been released on the Ambitus and Cavalli labels.
As founder and vice president of the European Flute Association “Syrinx” (Society for Sponsorship and Continuing Education of Flutists) she was responsible for programming the annual Flötenfest for 15 years. As Traverso Colore she and FSU flute alumni present Baroque flute performances and educational events. She also performs regularly on Baroque flute with Bach Parley in Tallahassee.
Ms. Amsler has served on the board of the Florida Flute Association and is currently a board member of the National Flute Association, as well as has served on various committees. She has hosted numerous flute festivals at Florida State University, including “Different Generations”, “Flute – Health and Healing from the Americas”, “Baroque Day”, “Wood Wind Days”, and more.
Her principal teachers include Günter Rumpel, Aurèle Nicolet and André Jaunet. Among her former students is Karl-Heinz Schütz, principal flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.