Taking up the recorder at just five and studying at Amsterdam Conservatory’s Sweelink Academie from 11, Dutch player Lucie Horsch (22) studied recorder with Walter van Hauwe, as well as piano with Jan Wijn.
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. In recital she performs with French lutenist Thomas Dunford.
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.
In addition to her BBT Fellowship, in 2020 Lucie was the recipient of the Dutch Music Award, the highest acclaim for a musician in the Netherlands, and in the 2021/22 season is an ECHO Rising Star, nominated by both the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Cologne Philharmonie.
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.
Photographs by Decca/Dana Van Leeuwen