Originally from a little village in the north of Germany, now living in Basel, Switzerland, flautist Johanna Bartz is a versatile and internationally sought-after musician.
While she was still studying, Johanna became a teacher of renaissance traverso at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in 2016. That same year she founded the ensemble astrophil & stella which was appointed 2017 ensemble in residence in Rheinsberg castle. With her ensemble El Gran Teatro del Mundo, she maintains a busy international concert schedule. She performs with numerous ensembles across the continent, such as Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall), Anima Eterna Brugge (Jos van Immerseel), Gli Incogniti (Amandine Beyer), LauttenCompagney Berlin, Elbipolis Hamburg, Berlin Baroque, Zürcher Barockorchester, Sollazzo Ensemble, Wunderkammer, Continuum, Svapinga Consort or Voix Obligées. Additionally, Johanna’s performances have been recorded for rbb Kulturradio, MDR, SR, Radio de la Suisse Romande, Radio Catalunya, and she has recorded for the Querstand, Coviello Classics and Decca labels. Johanna has been a guest lecturer to Mozarteum Salzburg, University of Arts Berlin and ESMAE Porto.
She was an awardee of the Yehudi Menuhin - Live Music Now Berlin e.V., the DOMS foundation and Lyceum Club Basel, the Musikakademie Basel and the Hirschmann foundation. Her traverso playing was also awarded at the German national music competition "Jugend Musiziert", Förderstiftung Fürstenhagen and at the International Gebrüder Graun Competition.
Johanna Bartz completed her master's degree with distinction at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in 2017, where she studied traverso with Marc Hantai and the renaissance flute with Anne Smith. Before that she studied with Barthold Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory Brussels, and with Christoph Huntgeburth at the University of Arts, Berlin. Johanna also holds a diploma in modern flute and instrumental pedagogy from the University of Arts, Berlin, studying under Annette von Stackelberg.