Musical Director

FRIEDERIKE WOEBCKEN studied music education, choral conducting and English in Freiburg (Germany) and Glasgow (Great Britain) and participated in an advance course in choir direction held by Eric Ericson in Stockholm (Sweden).


As a lecturer at the department of music at the University of Kiel, she helped establish a number of choirs. She is conductor of the Madrigalchor Kiel since 1990 and tours regularly with the ensemble in Germany and abroad.


From 1996 to 2000, she and Eric Ericson held master classes for choral conducting in Rendsburg.


She was named Professor for Choir Direction at the University of the Arts Bremen in 1998, where she also conducts the General Student Choir and the Chamber Choir both founded by her. The latter choir won second prize at the 7th German Choral Competition in Kiel in 2006 in the category "Mixed Choirs".


Friederike Woebcken has international contacts through concerts, seminars and symposiums and is regularly asked as a jury member in choir competitions. In 2002, she was presented with the cultural award of the city of Kiel.