Entries by Lucia Mense

The recorder in the 21st century

January 2020, west coast/ USA Artist-in-residence to the winter session at CalArts –  California Institute of Arts, Valencia https://music.calarts.edu/visiting-artists concert in Wild Beast: https://video.ibm.com/recorded/125512790 Talks and presentations at ASU – Arizona State University concert in the Recital Hall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muAIxPKfotk and at UCSD – University of California San Diego

Summer Course “Early Music” in Springiersbach

July, 30 – August, 06/ 2020 monastery of the Carmelites in Springiersbach/ near Wittlich, Germany: with Lucia Mense/ recorder, Holger Faust-Peters/ viola da gamba, Alexander Puliaev/ harpsichord, Katsia Prakopchyk/ baroque mandoline The classes offer: individual lessons – technique lessons – co-repetition with A. Puliaev – chamber music – opening concert of the teachers and final concert […]

Recorder & Harpsichord

Lucia Mense – recorder and Alexander Puliaev – harpsichord/ pianoforte

Lucia Mense and Alexander Puliaev first met during their studies at the Sweelinck Konservatorium in Amsterdam. Since then they concertize in Germany, Europe, the Baltic States and Russia.

The flyer of Springiersbacher Summer Course 2019 is available!…


06/ 14/ 2020, Düsseldorf, Neuer Kunstraum, Himmelgeisterstr. 107 e: New Program with Simon-Rummel-Ensemble 06/ 12/ 2020, Soest, cath. church: Hildegard von Bingen – Ordo Virtutum with Ars Choralis Coeln  06/ 07/ 2020, 4 p. m., Frauen-Museum Bonn – BTHVN Festival: Töchter aus Elysium with moment x: Bettina Wenzel, voice; Christina Messner, violin/ voice and Lucia Mense, flutes […]

Improvisation in Early Music

Joculatores, minstrels en heren pipen – medieval improvisation for children, march 28/2020: at the Rheinische Musikschule/ Köln – cancelled due to the present crisis Improvisation in baroque times – as part of  Summer Course in Springiersbacher Monastery, july 30 – august 05/ 2020: Improvisation with the patterns and harmony series of Bergamasca, Follia, Passamezzo … Improvisation in medieval styles – as part of Sackpfeifertage, Schwäbisch Hall, February 12 […]


Electronic Counterpoint

A recording of the concert “Electronic Counterpoint”, reiheM/ Köln

New works for recorder and live-electronics

by Ulrich Krieger, Marc Sabat, Manfred Stahnke, Georg Hajdu and Sascha Lemke
Label satelita, 2011

Tristan & Iseult

About Love and Treason

Based on the original epos by Gottfried von Straßburg. By the magic of a Love potion the knight Tristan and princess Isolde fall deeply in love…

actor – Thomas Höft
soprano, harp – Miriam Andersén
baritone – Raitis Grigalis
fiddle – Susanne Ansorg
flute, concept – Lucia Mense

Next performance:
Wunderhören & NibelungenFestspiele 2020 in Worms/ Germany

Ars Choralis Coeln

Ars Choralis Coeln – a women schola whose „unmistakable qualities are shown in variety of sound colours with balanced but individual timbres of voices, a vocal unity in terms of intonation, subtle musicality, following the means of authentic interpretation“ (Detlef Bielefeld).

Hoping for our next concert:
06/12/20, at 11 a.m.: