Susanna Borsch was born in Hamburg, Germany, and studied recorder with Walter van Hauwe at the Amsterdam Conservatory where she completed her teaching and solo (masters) diplomas. Her final solo concert examination in the year 2000 featured several new works composed especially for her and the combination of recorder with live electronics. Her collaboration with composers on a new solo repertoire resulted in her first solo CD off-limits which received critical acclaim from all quarters when issued in 2006. 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. She plays in many different ensembles: the renaissance recorder consort Mezzaluna, aiming to interpret polyphonic music composed between ca. 1480 and 1630, using historically documented performance practice; Hexnut, a band formed in 2004 comprising the unusual combination of flute, recorder, trumpet, voice and piano; and ELECTRA, a four-member modern music ensemble combining the latest music with visual and theatrical elements. In addition to her ensembles, she works with the Karnatic Lab foundation, an organisation dedicated to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music.
Source: Sussanna Borsch