Lea Sobbe is a German recorder player, active as a soloist and chamber musician. She devotes herself not just to early music, but also to contemporary music. Her interest in putting music in context with different forms of art led her to the foundation of her own collective, [sic]nals, whose interest is to envision music in space and its connection with texts from philosophy and literature. Particpating both in the ensembles Amaconsort, Sonorità and Echo Temporis Consort, she discovers the variety of Renaissance and Baroque repertoire.
Lea has been awarded several prizes in national and international competitions, most recently the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2021. She is a laureate of the MA competition Bruges and a prizewinner of the MOECK/SRP Solo Recorder competition London, was awarded the NDR Kulturpreis and the EMCY Prize.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Lea has performed at numerous international festivals, including the Lucerne Festival, the RMVA Festival, the Festival FAMB and the Festival for Early Music Utrecht / MA Festival Bruges, where she performed at the Fabulous Fringe.
Lea made studio recordings for the German radio stations SR, BR and NDR. Her concerts have been broadcasted live by Concertzender, BBC3, SRF 2, SR and SWR2.
In 2021 Lea completed her studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the guidance of Katharina Bopp and Conrad Steinmann with honours. From 2009, Lea was a pre-college student at the HfM Saar and at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg with Thomas Kügler, where she received her concert diploma with distinction.