About Susanna

A recorder virtuoso familiar with both contemporary and early music, Susanna Borsch is one of the few instrumentalists able to bridge both styles of music with complete ease. Susanna’s first solo cd off-limits featured several new works composed especially for her and the combination of recorder with live electronics, and received critical acclaim from all quarters when issued in 2006.

 

Since April 2014 she is teaching at the Trossingen University of Music.

 

She plays in several ensembles:

 

The renaissance recorder consort Mezzaluna, which interprets polyphonic music composed between ca. 1480 and 1630, using historically documented performance practice.

 

Hexnut, a contemporary music band formed in 2004 comprising the unusual combination of flute, recorder, trumpet, voice and piano.

 

ELECTRA, a four-member modern music ensemble combining the latest music with visual and theatrical elements with violin, voice, piano and recorder.

 

Since 2009 Susanna plays in Dapper’s Delight, a duo of recorder and anglo concertina, formed to explore popular dance music and songs of the period 1550-1750, particularly pieces that are found in both high and low cultural sources.

 

In 2014, Susanna joined BRISK recorder quartet.

 

Susanna Borsch’s new solo programme Susie, tell me a story! was premiered in March 2014 and was subsequently performed in The Netherlands and at international festivals, universities and concert series. The new compositions were recorded and released at Karnatic Lab Records in the same year.

 

 

contact: susanna.borsch (at) gmail.com or:  Postbox 2595, NL - 1000 CN Amsterdam

 

 

 

 

 

 

photographs: Michel Meeuwissen

website: Susanna Borsch