Karin Hageneder was born 1987 in Pettenbach, Austria. She started her recorder and flute studies in 2005 at the Anton Bruckner-Privatuniversität in Linz (A) with Prof. Michael Oman and Prof. Helmut Trawöger. In 2009 she earned her Bachelor degree for both instruments with distinction. In 2006 and 2007 she studied baroque flute with Claire Genewein at the same university. Since September 2009 Karin has been studying at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (NL) with Paul Leenhouts, Erik Bosgraaf, Jorge Isaac and Daniël Brüggen (recorder) and Harrie Starreveld (flute). In June 2012 she earned another Bachelor of Art for the recorder.
Karin was awarded first prizes at several competitions, both as soloist and as a member of chamber music ensembles. As a prizewinner of Prima la Musica, she performed a solo piece at the Brucknerhaus Linz in 2005. Karin is a temporary and permanent member of several chamber music ensembles as well as baroque and symphony orchestras, amongst them the Upper-Austrian Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Quadriga Consort, the Austrian Baroque Company and has toured in Europe and Australia. Her discography includes releases with harpist Angela Stummer and The Royal Wind Music.
In season 2008-2009 she played first recorder in the baroque opera La Calisto with the Bruckner-Orchestra at the Landestheater Linz (A). In 2010 she was “talent in residence” of the Trigonale – Early Music Festival in Carinthia (A). From 2009-12 Karin was a Member of The Royal Wind Music – a renaissance recorder doublesextet, (three CD recordings).
Since 2012 Karin works as a freelance musician and teacher in Vienna (A).