Lübeck University of Music appoints alumna Sophie Lücke

Sophie Lücke

Double bassist and Eisler alumna Sophie Lücke has been appointed professor of double bass at the Lübeck University of Music (MHL) at the start of the 2023/24 winter semester.

Born in Wernigerode, she received her first double bass lessons at an early age and became a junior student at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin at the age of 16. Here she studied with Prof Janne Saksala. She completed her master's degree with Rinat Ibragimov at the Guildhall School in London. At the age of 19, she was already an academy member of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and later received scholarships from the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Hans and Eugenia Jütting Foundation. From 2011 to 2013, Sophie Lücke was principal double bass in the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre "Les Siècles" in Paris, and since 2014 she has been principal bass at Munich's Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz. She taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Bern and gave masterclasses in Hong Kong, Pyöngyang, São Paulo and Mexico City.

Sophie Lücke has worked with various ensembles and renowned personalities such as Heinz Holliger, Kit Armstrong, Julien Pregardien, András Schiff, Gidon Kremer and Yuri Bashmet. She is a founding member of the ensemble "der/gelbe/klang" for contemporary music in Munich and the baroque ensemble "concerto München", in which she plays violone. She has also been a member of Ensemble Resonanz in Hamburg since 2023. Lücke has performed in renowned houses and ensembles such as the Munich State Opera, the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Klangforum Wien, the Basel Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She regularly performs at major chamber music festivals and most recently appeared at the Ruhrtriennale in the world premiere of Georges Aperghis' music theatre work "Die Erdfabrik".