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" intuitive, organic musician, a soundscaping entrepreneur and a creative mind in musical story telling."

Ina Wieczorek initially studied recorder with Winfried Michel in Münster, Germany. During her studies, she founded the Early Music ensemble ‘Les Folichons’, made up by Ute Faust (viola da gamba), Rüdiger Gies (lute) and Beatrice Sterna (harpsichord). Highlights were a series of concerts along the Romanesque Road, the CD Bon jour, bon moi in 1997, and a recording of songs from the Reformation for Radio Bremen in 2000.


In 1999, Ina completed her artistic studies as a recorder player and performer at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, Netherlands. In her final performance she presented a mixture of Chinese and Egyptian influenced music, medieval minnesong, multimedia interpretations and contemporary theatrical works. Her realisation of Mauricio Kagel’s work Atem included a film component, produced in collaboration with the Konrad Wolf Film University in Potsdam Babelsberg.


In the same year, she became a members of the recorder quartet ‘Malle Symen Quartet’ (Raphaela Danksagmüller, Katja Blischke, Catelijne Hensing) which was the most accomplished recorder quartet at the time in the Netherlands and beyond. The group commissioned many new works from Dutch and international composers, performed frequently in national concert series and festivals, and toured the USA, Japan and Indonesia to perform as representatives of the Dutch chamber music circuit.


Ina is a founder of the group ELECTRA whose original members were Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Monica Germino (violin) and Tatiana Koleva (percussion). ELECTRAs theatrical and multimedia performances of an entirely new repertoire written for them, created a stir amongst the Dutch music scene. An early milestone was the collaboration with composer Louis Andriessen and film maker Hal Hartley in the short film The New Math(s), which was part of the wider BBC production series ‘Sound On Film’, aired and premiered at the Barbican Centre in London in 2001.


In the early 2000s Ina studied the fundamentals of Carnatic Music at the Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam, and became interested in world wind instruments such as the Japanese shakuhachi and the Armenian duduk. After an extended break in her career as performing musician, to work as an orchestra manager, producer, fundraiser and raise her family, she is now reviving this earlier fascination and studying the Armenian duduk with one of the masters of the instrument, Gevorg Dabaghyan. Watch this space…


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