Karl-Heinz Schütz has been a solo flautist at the Vienna State Opera and therefore also soloist at concerts of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra since December 2011. He has taught the principal artistic subject flute at the Konservatorium Wien University since September 2005. He was a solo flautist at the Vienna Symphony Orchestra from 2005 to 2011 and 2000 to 2004 at the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied with Eva Amsler in Feldkirch, Aurèle Nicolet in Basel and Philippe Bernold at CNSM de Lyon. As a soloist he has enjoyed the opportunity to perform with renowned orchestras such as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the Sapporo Symphony under conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Yakov Kreizberg and Sir Neville Marriner. He won international acclaim already as a student by winning two international competitions: Carl Nielsen in 1998 and Cracow in 1999.
He is also active in chamber music as a member of both the ENSEMBLE WIEN-BERLIN and the WIENER RING-ENSEMBLE which he succeeded Wolfgang Schulz's position.