Andrea Ritter, 1st Prize winner at the “2007 Montreal International Recorder Competition,“ has long since gained a permanent standing among the world's leading recorder players.
Emanating from the renowned Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, and with her award winning ensembles Spark and Koschitzki & Ritter, she captures the international stage as a solo artist as well as a chamber musician. Ritter combines classical tradition and influences from contemporary avant-garde music with her passion for Kurt Weill, “film noir” and women with independent personalities such as Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Patti Smith and Romy Schneider. This is clearly reflected in her various cooperations ranging from stars of the early music scene like Dorothee Oberlinger, Maurice Steger and Reinhold Friedrich all the way to jazz chanson singer Kitty Hoff, beatboxer Robeat and DJ Emanuel Satie. In addition to her concert activities, Ritter gives master classes in Germany and abroad. Some of these courses have included the Master Courses at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Lübeck, Germany, and the International Master Classes in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. In 2005 and 2006, Andrea Ritter was guest lecturer at the prestigious Anton Bruckner University for Music, Acting and Dance Arts in Linz, Austria.