Walter Auer began his professional career as Principal Flutist with the Dresden Philharmonic and the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hanover before he was appointed to his current position as Principal Flutist of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic in 2003.
Both as a soloist and chamber musician, he was awarded prizes in the national and international competitions of Leoben, Cremona, Bonn and Munich (ARD). Since then, he has been on the international concert scene both as a soloist and as chamber music partner. As a soloist, Walter Auer has most recently performed with the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, the Dohnányi Orchestra in Budapest, the Nuremberg Philharmonic, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Capella Istropolitana, the Orchestra Academy in Ossiach and the Wiener Virtuosen. As a soloist with the Vienna Philharmonic, Walter was heard performing under the direction of Daniel Barenboim.