Daniel Ottensamer has been principal clarinetist of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera since 2009.
He is a prizewinner of the most prestigious international competitions, as the “Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition” in Denmark 2009.
As a soloist he is regularly invited to perform with renowned orchestras, among them the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, with conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Andris Nelsons, Adam Fischer,etc.
As a chamber musician he has worked together with musicians such as Daniel Barenboim, Angelika Kirchschlager, Barbara Bonney, Thomas Hampson, Bobby McFerrin, Julian Rachlin, Mischa Maisky, etc.
He is founding member of the ensemble "philharmonix", winning the Opus-Klassik-Award 2018. Daniel Ottensamer recorded various CDs with SONY-Classical and the Deutsche Grammophon.