April 12, 2019
Conductor Inga Funck
Born in Hamburg, Germany, INGA FUNCK grew up in a musical family and played recorder from early childhood. She studied historical recorders and flutes with Peter Holtslag at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, and participated in many workshops throughout Europe. Funck has been featured in solo performances and period instrument ensembles in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Aspiring to find a balance of appreciating the past while engaging the present, she sets high standards in the authenticity of her early music performances and at the same time is expanding the musical dimension of the recorder into modern days. Performances with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Walt Disney Concert Hall have included the contemporary piece by György Kurtág, Quasi una fantasia, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos conducted by Giovanni Antonini. She has performed as a member of the Los Angeles Opera, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, and is a founding member of Les Folies, a recorder ensemble, playing at the Microfest at REDCAT. Ms. Funck is a founding member of Les Surprises Baroques and serves as the Managing Director of the Golden State Pops Orchestra. She regularly conducts the monthly meetings of the Southern California Recorder Society, the Orange County Recorder Society, the San Diego Recorder Society, and teaches workshops as well as private lessons.