The orchestra of the Vienna State Opera has been holding auditions to replace Dieter Flury as principal flute.
The post was won this morning by Silvia Careddu, principal flute of the Wiener Symphoniker.
Silvia, who is Italian, from Cagliari, will start playing at the opera next September. Aged 39, she played for ten years as solo flute in the Konzerthaus orchestra in Berlin before joining the Vienna Symphony.
She will be elected to full membership of the Vienna Philharmonic in three years’ time, another small step towards gender equality.
Here’s what she can do.