The recorder player Kerstin Fahr has worked with many world-renowned early music ensembles includingthe Berliner Barock Solisten, Concerto Melante, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra,La Stagione Frankfurt or the Neumeyer-Consort. She is a member of the ensemble Teatro del mondo (direction: Andreas Küppers).
Kerstin was born in Schwäbisch Hall in Germany. She studied the recorder at the conservatoires of Freiburg, Frankfurt and Lyon with Agnes Dorwarth, Michael Form, Michael Scheider and Pierre Hamon. In addition she studied the baroque violin with Petra Müllejans, Gottfried von der Goltz and Swantje Hoffmann. She was the recipient of a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Live Music Now. She was awarded 1st prize in Erta Italia competition in Padua in 2010 as well as the 3rd prize at the Moeck SRP competition in London in 2011. In 2012 Kerstin Fahr completed a postgraduate performance degree (Konzertexamen) at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt.
Kerstin’s projects have included performances of Purcell’s Fairy Queen at the Mainz State Theatre, Monteverdi’s Ulisse and Orfeo in Darmstadt, Agrippina with Michael Hofstetter in Gießen, Rodelinda with Andrea Marcon at the Opera Frankfurt and performances with the HR-Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt with Reinhard Goebel. She has performed at music festivals across Europe including Musikfest Bremen, Bachfest Leipzig, Festivald’Ambronay, Grandezze & Meraviglie in Modena, Telemann Festtage Magdeburgor the Vielklangfestival Tübingen.
She has taking part in recordings for the germanbroadcasters SWR, HR, SR and the Deutschlandfunk. A recording of the Ouverture a-Minor for recorder and strings by Telemann together with the Neumeyer-Consort and Felix Koch was published in 2017 as well as the recording of the Brandenburg Concertos with the Berliner Barock Solisten and Reinhard Goebel.
She participated in the recording "Orpheus" with Teatro del mondo and the tenor Julian Prégardie as well as in a recording together with the soprano Robin Johannsen and Teatro del mondo.
Just as important for Kerstin as her artistic practise is teaching, to which she also dedicates herself with great enthusiasm. She taught at the Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium Frankfurt and the the Musikschule Wehrheim.
Since 2015 she teaches the recorder and methodology at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main and held a substitute professorship there in the summer semester 2019.
Since September 2019 she also teaches recorder at the Conservatoire de Lausanne.