Renate Linortner was born in Bad Aussee, Styria, and received her first flute lessons at the age of seven.
She studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Professors Wolfgang Schulz, Barbara Gisler and Hansgeorg Schmeiser, where she graduated with honors in 2001 and also received the honorary award of the Federal Ministry of Education Science and Art. From 2007 to 2010 she studied cultural management at the Vienna University of Music.
From 1993 to 1995 Renate Linortner was a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado. She is a member of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Salzburg Orchestra Soloists. Since 1995 she has been a flutist in the orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper. Tours and concerts with the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Virtuosi and the Vienna Philharmonic took them through Europe, Asia and America.
With the "Tokyo Ensemble" she performed as a soloist in Japan. Chamber music is an important addition to her orchestral work, which is why she founded the Chamber Ensemble of the Vienna Volksoper in 2008. Renate Linortner regularly gives master classes at brass seminars in Germany and abroad.
A particular concern of the artist is the traditional connection between folk and classical music, whose special sound characteristics and interpretation can also be realized particularly well on the wooden flute, which she very much appreciates.