Gudrun Hinze studied flute and piccolo in Düsseldorf and Essen. After engagements with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and the Leipzig MDR Symphony Orchestra, she accepted the position of principal piccoloist in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1993. She has also served as piccoloist in the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra since 1999.
Hinze is piccolo instructor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and gives piccolo master classes. Two CDs of works from the piccolo literature document her solo engagements, one released on the Berlin Classics label in 2006 and the other on Talanton Records in 2010.
She is a founding member and the piccolo specialist of Quintessenz flute ensemble. She has also developed into an accomplished arranger for her quintet colleagues, as there are few original pieces written for this type of ensemble.
- Quintessenz ensemble