Born in Wiesbaden, the recorder player Sabine Ambos first studied as a young student in Frankfurt with Michael Schneider and in Milan with Pedro Memelsdorff. She received scholarships from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the DAAD and was awarded national and international prizes for her compellingly expressive playing. She was the first recorder player to be awarded first prize at the Lenzewski Competition in Frankfurt, as well as the special prize for the most qualified performance of a work from the 20th century.
After completing her concert diploma “with distinction” and her concert exam in Frankfurt, she taught for several years at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. From 2007 to 2010 Sabine Ambos was artistic director of Live Music Now Frankfurt. Since 2010 she has been engaged in much acclaimed productions of the Frankfurt Opera and projects of the Mutare Ensemble.
Several modern recorder compositions are dedicated to her, such as the solo Sisyphos by Gerhard Müller-Hornbach, the Ambos-Toccata by Fulvio Caldini, Mondgeflüster by Diana Čemerytė and the recorder concerto ex silentio by Ji Young Kang. In 2018 she played the world premiere of Violeta Dinescu’s zerreißt, zerbricht, springt ... for recorder solo.
Major highlights in her solo and chamber music career include invitations to NDR Hamburg, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Bayreuth Festival “Zeit für Neue Musik,” the Kunststation St. Peter Köln and concert tours to Barcelona, Brussels, Tbilisi and the Goethe-Institut in New York.
Since 2005 she has worked closely with the accordionist Mirjana Petercol.
Photography: Sandra Vergien
The Artist's Homepage: www.sabine-ambos.de
Mondgesänge für Blockflöte und Akkordeon
Sabine Ambos, Recorder - Mirjana Petercol, Accordion