Henrike Kirsch

Henrike Kirsch was born in Hamburg in 2001. She started playing the bassoon at the age of 10 with her first teacher Markus Pfeiff. From 2012 until 2019 she regularly participated in the national music competiton “Jugend Musiziert” and won prizes in the categories Solo as well as Ensemble. She was awarded prizes from the “Symphoniker Hamburg” and the “Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg”. In 2018 she won the “Trübger-Klassik-Preis” for her performance of “Andante e Rondo Ungarese” by Carl Maria von Weber. In the following year Henrike performed as a soloist with the “Hamburger Camerata” in the Elbphilharmonie. She gained her first experiences in orchestral playing with the “Albert-Schweitzer-Jugendorchester”, where she also engaged in the orchestra council, the “Junge Norddeutsche Philharmonie”, the “Hamburger Camerata” and the “Detmolder Kammerorchester”. Since 2019 Henrike has been studying with Prof. Tobias Pelkner at the “Hochschule für Musik Detmold”. She gets contrabassoon-lessons from Gernot Friedrich and Stephan Krings. To gather additional input she took part in masterclasses with Prof. Pierre Martens, Prof. Christian Kunert, Prof. Ulrich Hermann and Prof. Eckart Hübner.