Recorder player – Traverse flutist

About Lucia Mense

After undertaking extensive studies of Baroque music, she is now also passionately dedicated to various earlier styles as well as new western art music. Creative processes attract her, improvisation is one of her vital interests.

Christina von Richthofen, Zamus e. V.

Lucia Mense is a soloist, ensemble musician and lecturer with passion. To this end, she travels Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the USA – digital formats are a welcome addition.

Her interpretations thrive on her enthusiasm for the tonal ideals, virtuosic demands and performance-practical peculiarities of the various styles. The interpretation of New and Newest Works are as much a part of her field of activity as projects with musicians of the Arabic-Turkish cultural circle and Asian countries.

Numerous radio productions and CD recordings demonstrate her versatility, her critically acclaimed sovereign and expressive interpretations. She is represented on the labels Ars Musici, Mode Records/ New York, Touch Records/London, Raumklang, Los Angeles River Records, wandelweiser and obst music.


The recorder and transverse flute player Lucia Mense received her musical education at the conservatories of Cologne, Amsterdam and Milan with Prof. Günther Höller, Ulla Schmidt-Laukamp, Laurence Dean, Marijke Miessen, Walter van Hauwe and Pedro Memelsdorff. She graduated with the concert exam of the Musikhochschule Köln and the exam “Uitvoerend Musicus” of the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam.

Lucia Mense passes on her experience at master classes and ensemble courses, as well as guest lecturing at music academies in Europe and the USA.