Norbert Rodenkirchen — flute (Germany)

General information

Norbert Rodenkirchen, who studied flute and Baroque traverso with Günther Hoeller and Hans Martin Mueller at the Musikhochschule Koeln, has been the flute player of Sequentia since 1996 and also works regularly with the French ensemble Dialogos directed by Katarina Livljanic. With both ensembles and also with his medieval solo programs Norbert Rodenkirchen has been invited to numerous international festivals beween Vancouver, London, Melbourne, Paris and Boston. He is also much in demand as a composer of music for theater and film as well as a producer for CD projects. Additionally, he founded the ensemble Candens Lilium which specializes on a dialogue between medieval music and modern avant-garde. 

With the acclaimed singer Sabine Lutzenberger the flautist works regularly in an intensive duo combination, focussing on very rare repertoire like in their CD “In forgotten tones” / “Sangsprueche of Meister Frauenlob”. From 2003 to 2011 Norbert Rodenkirchen was the artistic director of the concert series “Schnuetgen Konzerte – Musik des Mittelalters” in the renowned museum for medieval art in Cologne. Currently he is a member of the board at Zentrum fuer alte Musik Koeln, ZAMUS, and has given many workshops on medieval instrumental improvisation and related topics as an unconventional lecturer and coach, f.e. at the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Schola Cantorum in Basel, the University of Oregon, Eugene, at Texas Tech in Lubbock and at the Musikhochschule in Cologne.