SIGRUN RICHTER is a well-known lutenist who concertizes as a soloist on both renaissance and baroque lutes as well as both accompanying and playing continuo in numerous ensembles across Europe. She completed her Artistic Diploma for the Lute at the Conservatory in Cologne.

One of her primary interests is researching music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In addition to numerous radio and CD recordings as an ensemble player, Richter has completed a series of world premier recordings of French lute music, released by Les Accords Nouveaux. She has also concentrated upon the manner both of playing and building the seventeenth-century chitarrone: not only the 19-course, chromatic chitarrone, but also those that are brass-strung.


Recently she has returned to the theme of seventeenth-century French music, releasing her third CD in her “Accords Nouveaux” series: François Dufaut – Portrait of a great Lutenist. In 2017 came “Les Accords Nouveaux” IV with suites by Esaias Reusner.

Between 1983-2000 Richter taught lutenists at the Conservatory for Music and Theater in Saarbrücken, and she was now teaching lute and historical performance practice. On the faculty of Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory and Music in Frankfurt am Main between 1983 and 2018. She also regularly gives masterclasses in Italy as well as in Germany.

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