Heinz Kohlbauer was born in Steyr, Austria.
He studied flute and audio engineering at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and graduated with distinction in both subjects.
A Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of Miami, further enhanced his education.
He is a founding member of the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna. Concert tours with this orchestra and several other chamber music ensembles and orchestras have extended over four continents.
Heinz Kohlbauer is an active flute teacher in Vienna and Lower Austria.
Furthermore, he runs his own recording studio Absolute Sound. Postproduction and mastering of several live recordings of the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna were done in his studio.