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 across Europe.
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, Zürich Tonhalle, Uppsala Chamber and Manitoba Chamber orchestras and recent and forthcoming tours and appearances include those with Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr, 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 collaborates with the likes of Sean Shibe, Raphaël Feuillâtre and the Fuse Ensemble.
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
Lucie plays on recorders made by Seiji Hirao, Frederick Morgan, Stephan Blezinger and Jacqueline Sorel, made possible by the generous support of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
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.
Photographs by Simon Fowler