Susanne Ehrhardt plays recorder, historical clarinet and chalumeau as a solo performer.
She plays concerts together with leading chamber orchestras such as Virtuosi Saxoniae under the leadership of Ludwig Güttler (Dresden), Dresdener Chamber Orchestra of the Staatskapelle Dresden, Leipziger Chamber Orchestra with musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Berliner Virtuosen with musicians of the Berliner Staatskapelle and Berliner Barockorchester of the Radio Sinfonie Orchestra Berlin.
Furthermore, she has founded several chamber music groups, which are devoted to historical performing practice. They play on original instruments or instruments copied according to old patterns and plans. Susanne Ehrhardt plays the historical recorder, historical clarinet of 1800 and chalumeau. In 1988 she became a finalist in the German Television competition in the subject ‘recorder’ at the ARD in Munich, which takes place only every ten years.
As a soloist Susanne Ehrhardt has given very successful concerts in nearly all countries of Europe, Russia, USA, South America, Japan, South-East Asia and Australia. She contributes to various TV, radio and CD productions, one of her compact discs being Hexentanz and Voglegesang: Barock recorder music of five-hundred years.
She conducts her own recorder classes at the Music College ‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’ in Leipzig and the Music College ‘Hans Eisler’ in Berlin. Moreover she gives workshops for the recorder and historical performing practice during concert tours in various countries.
Susanne Ehrhardt pays very special attention to the interpretation of contemporary avant-garde music. She has very successfully worked together with German and international composers. she also participates in festivals of contemporary music.
Susanne Ehrhardt is featured on the following titles
"La Follia" variations by Corelli, Vitali, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, with stunning performances by German recorder virtuoso Susanne Ehrhardt accompanied by the acclaimed Australian harpsichordist Jacqueline Ogeil.