Ulrike Lentz

Flutist, State-certified music teacher for flute,

Deep Listening Certificate Holder

 

 

Ulrike Lentz's artistic focus is on the extended sound possibilities of the flute in the context of free improvisation as well as her own conceptions. Her concert activity brings Ulrike Lentz to musicians and musicians worldwide.

 

She is performing in duo with the New York flautist Robert Dick, the trio Lentz-Vorfeld-Hammerschmidt, in german-italien project ABRASH with the accordionist Anja Kreysing and others.

 

Her worskhop „wind experience“ lead her to institutions like Mozarteum Salzburg, the University of Giessen and the Flötenfestival in Mainz as a guest lecturer. She is teacher at "Exploratorium Berlin". She worked as lecturer for specialized didactics and teaching practices of woodwind at the Kassel Music Academy (2014-2017).

In her flute studio, flute-thrilled people of all ages and levels of achievement are welcome in individual or partner classes.

 

She began her musical training at the Erlanger Musikinstitut in the flute class by jazzflutist Dieter Bihlmeier. By Dieter Bihlmeier she came early in touch with new playing techniques and new forms of jazz.

She completed two music studies at the Wiesbaden Academy of Music (Cornelia Thorspecken, Elmar Baumann), graduating with SMP in 1997 and completing KA in 1999.

She was a student of Fred Peter ( Körperdispositionsarbeit für MusikerInnen ) and Prof. Irena Grafenauer. 

Ulrike Lentz took an active part in master classes with Aurèle Nicolet, Carin Levine, Robert Aitken and the Bozza Quartet, and was a guest- listener at Peter-Lukas Graf and Nikolaus Harnoncourt ( Historical Performance- Practice at the Salzburg Mozarteum).

 

Courses and further education led her to Prof. Renate Peter (master's course: body work for musicians), Matthias Schwabe (group improvisation), Klaus Holsten („Flute Vision“), Prof. Ilse Middendorf ( „The Experienced Breath for Woodwindplayers and Singers"), Dr. Wolfgang Strobel (music therapy), Martina Testroet (Feldenkrais), Deep Listening Institut (NY).

 

Projectmanagement of concert series with new music and improvised music in Kassel since 2004. 

QNH- Gruppe für akustische Kommunikation 2004-2008.

Foundation and presider of „Ohrenkratzer e.V." 2009-2014 (with Martin Speicher). 

Curator of concertseries of the „Forum Komposition" with Regine Brunke, in cooperation with Kulturnetz Kassel e.V. since 2014.

Project management of "Begegnungen" 2015, 2016 and of the series „Concerts for Tomorrow - Saved Sounds" 2017 in the district of Kassel.

Presider of "Rhizom e.V. Verein zur Förderung künstlerischer Ausdrucksformen mit medienübergreifendem Charakter" since 12/2017.

 

Lentz played with musicians like:

Michael Vorfeld (Berlin, percussion), Reinhart Hammerschmidt (Bremen, bass), Robert Dick (New York, flutes),  Martin Speicher (Kassel, saxophone, clarinetts), Anja Kreysing (Münster, accordion), Wolfgang Schliemann (Wiesbaden, drums), Matthias Schubert (Kassel, tenorsaxophon), Axel Schweppe (Köln, soundobjects), Joshua Weitzel (Kassel, shamisen, guitar), Ove Volquartz (Göttingen, clarinets), Ursel Schlicht (New York, Kassel, piano), Geraldine Keller (Frankreich, voice), Peter Geißelbrecht (Gießen, piano), Hainer Wörmann (Bremen, guitar), Gunda Gottschalk (Wuppertal, violin), Frank Rühl (Gießen, e-guitar), Uli Phillipp (Wiesbaden, bass), Uli Böttcher (Wiesbaden, electronik), Joker Nieß (Köln, elektronic instruments), Vittorio Garis (Turin IT, percussion), Mitch Heinrich (Wuppertal, voice), Steffen Moddrow (Kassel, drums), Birgit Ulher (Hamburg, trumpet), Uli Sobotta (Bremen, euphonium), Hans Tammen (New York, Endangered Guitar), Nina Polaschegg (Wien, bass), Erhart Hirt (Münster, guitar), Angelika Sheridan (Köln, flutes), Eric Wong (Berlin, guitar), Korhan Erhel (Berlin, laptop), Dirk Marwedel (Wiesbaden, saxophon), Lukas Lindenmeier + (Freiburg, drums), Xu Feng Xia (Paderborn, gudzengh), Ken Ikeda (Tokio, laptop), TonArt Ensemble (Hamburg), HCL- Ensemble Oldenburg, many others and

artists like: Bettina Helmrich (Kassel, dance), Fine Kwiatkowsky (IT,D, dance), Erika Enders (Wiesbaden, light), Stefano Giorgi (Turin, livepainting), Aktionstheater Kassel.

 

In the following places / festivals:

Documenta 12, Flötenfestival Musikhochschule München (DgfF), Linien Festival für Neue Musik (Lokhalle Göttingen), Jazzfestival Göttingen, MIBNIGHT Jazzfestival Bremen, Exploratorium Berlin „Improvisation International", Opening of the Kulturnetz Kassel, Museumsnacht Kassel, Festival for improvised music Karlsruhe, „Nacht der Nächte" Christianskirche HH, Marburg  Künstlerverein, Kultursommer Reinland-Pfalz, „Schöner Hören" Wiesbaden Musikakademie (ARTist), MIB Bremen, Kasseler Symposium für aktuelle Musik (Ursel Schlicht), Forum Komposition (Kassel), Walkmühle Wiesbaden, Duplex Ride (Genua IT), Castello di Moncrivello (IT), Imbarchino (Turin IT), Chameleon Konzerte (Kassel), LOFT Musik Kassel, Wilhelm 13 (Oldenburg), Walkmühle Wiesbaden and more.

 

Releases

 

Memberships: 

LAG (Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Improvisierte Musik Hessen)

Rhizom e.V.

Ring für Gruppenimprovisation

Tonkünstlerverband (DTKV)

GEMA