Lucie Horsch


Photo: DECCA Danavan Leeuwen


Sparkling 22 year-old Lucie Horsch is a passionate and charismatic advocate of her instrument. Born into a family of professional musicians, Lucie began to study the recorder at the age of five. Only four years later, her televised performance of Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5 caused a national sensation. At the age of eleven, after winning many competitions, she moved to the Sweelinck Academie at the Amsterdam Conservatory, where she studied the recorder with Walter van Hauwe.

In 2014, she was chosen to represent The Netherlands in the Eurovision Young Musician contest and in 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Concertgebouw Young Talent Award, in the presence of Sir John Eliot Gardiner. In June 2020, Lucie received the very prestigious Dutch Music Award. In the 2021/22 season, Lucie was nominated by Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Cologne Philharmonie as ECHO Rising Star.

Recent and upcoming highlights include debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and tours with the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Orchestra of the 18th century and the B’Rock Orchestra. In recital Lucie forms a duo with French lutinist Thomas Dunford. The duo is invited to perform in such venues as Wigmore Hall, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Philharmonie Essen.

Lucie’s debut CD featuring concertos and other works by Vivaldi received the 2017 Edison Klassiek Award. Her second album Baroque Journey, recorded with the Academy of Ancient Music and Thomas Dunford, reached the No. 1 in the UK Classical Charts and was awarded the prestigious OPUS KLASSIK prize in Germany in 2019.

Lucie Horsch was nominated by Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Kölner Philharmonie

Performance dates

Festspielhaus Baden/Baden

Müpa Budapest

Kölner Philharmonie

NOSPR Katowice

Philharmonie Luxembourg

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

15 & 16/01/2022
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon

Barbican London

22 & 23/01/22
Sage Gateshead

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Stockholm Konserthuset

L’Auditori Barcelona

Philharmonie de Paris

11 & 12/03/22
Konzerthaus Dortmund

BOZAR Brussels

Wiener Konzerthaus

Casa da Música Porto