After her studies in music pedagogy in Munich, Heidi Gröger, an Eichstätt native, studied Baroque violoncello with Jaap ter Linden and Viola da gamba with Philippe Pierlot at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 2007 she received her Master’s degree with distinction there. Scholarships such as the Huygens Foundation and First Prizes at the International Early Music Competitions in York (GB), Wassenaer (NL) and Neuburg an der Donau followed.
Her musical development was already influenced during her studies by participation in ensembles such as the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Vocale, the Berlin Baroque Soloists and Harmonie Universelle. With her own Ensemble Fleury she has recorded the »Pièces de clavecin« en concerts of J. P. Rameau for Sony Classics for the very first time on a golden viola da gamba with eight strings. For the Bavarian Radio she has recorded Diletto Musicale for viola da gamba solo by G. Thim (*1922). In collaboration with Johannes Weiss, she has organized numerous concerts and the newly initiated Summer Courses at Castle Seehaus (Middle Franconia). Since 2011 Heidi Gröger teaches viola da gamba at the University of Music in Frankfurt am Main.
Friday, 10.05.2019, 8 p.m., Notre Dame: Opening Concert