Praised for her equally intense and boldly dramatic performance style, Sylvia Hinz is one of the world’s leading recorder players, specializing in contemporary music & improvisation.

In addition to intensive sound research for the instrument recorder, Hinz breaks new ground with the combination of sound, electronics and video art, and works with numerous international composers such as Mathias Spahlinger (DE), Jeanne Artemis (DE), Zeynep Gedizlioglu (TR), Cat Hope (AU), Michele Abondano (CO) or Sarah Angliss (UK).

She studied recorder at the Berlin University of the Arts with Gerd Lünenbürger, experimental music with Dieter Schnebel, chamber music with Nigel North, and ensemble conducting at the BAK Trossingen. She curates and performs solo programmes and concerts with ensembles and orchestras, loves unusual instrumentations and collaborations with other arts, promotes international collaborations, undertakes concert tours worldwide, gives master classes and workshops.

Her most recent interdisciplinary works engage in dialogue with art by Ana Mendieta and Francesca Woodman, and the phenomenon of optical and geological caustics.

Next Appearance:

12 May 2025 – 18 May 2025: Research Action 1 / Porto