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Born in Berlin in 1974, Ariane Lorch started mandolin lessons at the age of six, later going on to study the guitar, piano, singing and conducting. She studied music education, with mandolin her principal subject, at the Kassel Music Academy with Gertrud Weyhofen. She has won a number of prizes in international competitions as a mandolin-player, including, in 1993, first solo prize in the Jugend musiziert, first prize in 1996 at the Fifteenth International Solo Competition for Mandolin at Kuwana, in Japan, and in 1998 an award from the German Music Competition.

As conductor of the Brandenburg-Berlin Regional Youth Orchestra she was victorious in the 2001 Giacomo Sartori Competition at Ala, in Italy, and in 2004 took third prize in the Prague International Orchestral Competition. In 2006 she was prize-winner in the special orchestral competition of the Union of German Orchestral Federations. Since 1998 she has lived and worked in North Hesse. Together with her husband, the guitarist Wolfgang Lorch, she has published a four-volume children’s Mandolin Schooland comprehensive playing material for children’s plucked-string orchestra. They both appear as the Duo Lorch.

Role: Classical Artist 
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MOZART, W.A.: Songs (Complete) Naxos

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