Lucia Mense, recorder player and traverse flutist, resides in Cologne, after completing her studies there at the Hochschule für Musik as well as Milano and Amsterdam where she received a diploma from the Sweelinck Konservatorium. Her teachers have included Walter van Hauwe, Marijke Miessen, Günther Höller and Pedro Memelsdorff. Her repertoire encompasses works from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, as well as the contemporary flute literature, which she is actively expanding and developing. She has concertized throughout Europe and the U.S.A. as a soloist and as chamber musician. She has recorded for various radio stations in Germany as well as for CD labels such as Harmonia Mundi, Ars Musici, Los Angeles River Records and Touch Records/London. She played for 10 years in the renowned quartet Flautando Köln and presently, she is a member of Canzoni Coelln; as well she is a stipend recipient from the Stiftung Kunst und Kultur NRW and Pro Musica Viva.