Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Lucie Horsch
BBT Fellowship 2022

Lucie Horsch - Biography

Taking up the recorder at just five and studying at Amsterdam Conservatory’s Sweelink Academie from 11, Dutch player Lucie Horsch studied recorder with Walter van Hauwe, as well as piano with Jan Wijn. In addition to her 2022 BBT Fellowship, she received the Dutch Music Prize in 2020 and became an ECHO Rising Star for the 21/22 season, nominated by both the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Cologne Philharmonie, appearing in Europe’s most prestigious concert halls.

A charismatic advocate of her instrument, her musicality extends over multiple genres as well as new repertoire. Lucie plays as a soloist with the Royal Concertgebouw and Zürich Tonhalle orchestras, as well as the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. Recent and forthcoming tours and appearances include those with Academy of Ancient Music, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Orchestra of the 18th Century and, in Japan, with the B’Rock Orchestra. In recital she performs with French lutenist Thomas Dunford and harpsichordists Olga Pashchenko and Ton Koopman, at festivals such as the Festival de Pâques, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Thüringer Bachwochen, Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Festival de Musique Menton and the Musikfest Bremen.

Lucie is an exclusive Decca Classics artist. Her debut CD featuring Vivaldi won the 2017 Edison Klassiek Award. Her second album Baroque Journey, recorded with the Academy of Ancient Music and Thomas Dunford, reached No 1 in the UK Classical Charts and won a 2019 OPUS KLASSIK prize in Germany. Her latest recording Origins focuses on folk-inspired and traditional music from all over the world, where she is joined by the Fuse Ensemble and guests. For this album Lucie received another Edison award.

Lucie plays on recorders made by Seiji Hirao, Frederick Morgan and Stephan Blezinger.

Having been granted a BBT Fellowship, means that some of my before seemingly unreachable artistic dreams have become feasible. I feel honoured to have received a Fellowship, as it’s a privilege to be able to prioritise my development and growth as an artist in this way.

Lucie Horsch

Photographs by Simon Fowler