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Anne-Suse Enßle

Anne-Suse Enssle was born in Backnang, Germany. She received initial recorder lessons at the age of eight, and has never since lost interest in this fascinating instrument. From 2007 to 2014 Anne-Suse Enssle studied with Prof. Dorothee Oberlinger at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, with a focus on instrumental pedagogy and performance. From 2012 to 2015 she additionally studied at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts under Prof. Carsten Eckert. She graduated from both courses of study with distinction, for which she was honored in 2015 with the Appreciation Award of the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. Moreover, she studied Baroque bassoon for several semesters with Jennifer Harris (Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna).

In 2013 Anne-Suse Enssle won first prize at the Moeck/Society of Recorder Players Competition in London, and was additionally a finalist for the Casino Austria Rising Stars Award. She received scholarships from the Royichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, the Mozarteum University (achievement scholarship), the PE-Förderkreis Mannheim, and the Austrian Ministry of Art and Culture, among others.  

Anne-Suse Enssle has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician at renowned festivals, including the European Recorder Players Society Biennale, the PODIUM Festival Esslingen, the European Festival of Church Music in Schwäbisch Gmünd, the Bad Arolsen Baroque Festival, Innsbruch Barock, the Bachfest Leipzig, the Tonlagen Festival Hellerau, the Klangspuren Festival Tyrol, the Dalheimer Sommer, and the Greenwich Early Music Festival.

Her artistic orientation is eclectic and ranges, in addition to her involvement with early music, from the most recent music to that of the Middle Ages. In this context, above all the long-standing collaboration with percussionist Philipp Lamprecht is noteworthy. Special focuses of her artistic activity include the collaboration with composers, the development of new concert formats, the engagement with young audiences, multidisciplinary projects, and chamber music at the highest level in the area of early and new music.

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