Beisch (born 1969)
won 1999 the 2nd prize at the International competition
for solo recorder in London.
In 1994 she founded along with the baroque cellist
Doris Runge the ensemble "Il Dolcimelo", that specializes in the music of the
17th and 18th century, and regularly concertizes in Germany and abroad.
had concert tours through Estonia, Brazil, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands
and has been a guest at many Early Music festivals, like the Arolser Barockfestpiele
1997, the Stockstädter Musiktage 1998, 1999, 2002 and 2005, the Tage Alter Musik
Osnabrück 1998 and 2001 and the ERTA-Congress 1997.
The Hessen Rundfunk (HR),
the West-German Rundfunk (WDR) and the South-German Rundfunk (SWR) have produced
recordings with her.
1997 "Il Dolcimelo" was finalist in the International Cpompetion for
Early Music in Rovereto (Italy) and in 2000 they won the 1st prize in the International
Biagio-Marini-Competition in Neuburg on the Danube.
With "Il Dolcimelo" Katja
Beisch has produced three CDs:
"Affettuoso" with Italian Music of the early
and high baroque (1997)
"Ffor severall ffriends" with English music of the
17th century (2000).
"Concerti grossi" with the concerti grossi
op.6,1-6 of Arcangelo Corelli in the version for two recorders, violoncello and
basso continuo, edited by Walsh in 1725 in London (2004, co-production with the
her recorder playing she studies baroque oboe with Michael Niesemann.
recorder player and baroque oboist Katja Beisch participates regularly in diverse
other ensembles, orchestras and CD projects, including "Collegium Cartusianum"
and the "Johann Christian Bach Akademie".
She initially studied
musical education with a major in recorder with Ursula Schmidt-Laukamp at the
Musikhochschule Köln. She then went on to study a performance diploma with Prof.
Günther Höller, where she finished her exam with excellence, and subsequently
completed her 'Konzertexamen'. Further studies were at the Conservatory of Rotterdam
(Netherlands) with Han Tol and at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan (Italy)
with Pedro Memelsdorff. She also participated in several masterclasses, amongst
others with Walter van Hauwe.