Andrea Lieberknecht was born in 1965 in Augsburg. She studied music under Professor Paul Meisen at the Academy of Music in Munich. In 1988, even before finishing her studies, she became a solo flautist with the Munich Radio Orchester. Three years later, she changed to the same position in The West German Radio Symphony Orchester in Cologne, where she played until 2002. As a soloist and member of a chamber music group, with the ARCIS Quintett and with her pianist, Jan Philip Schulze, she has won many national and international competitions: i.e., the international music competition "Prager Frühling" in 1991, the International Flute Competition Kobe in 1993, the German Music Competition in 1996, the ARD-Competition and the international chamber music competitions in Colmar, Trapani and Belgrad.
Since then, recitals, solo concerts and chamber music concerts with well-known musicians have taken her around the world. She has played solo and chamber music concerts at international festivals such as The Ansbacher Bachwochen, The Rheingaufestival, The Schleswig-Holstein-Festival, Festivals in Risör/Norway, in Iida and Hamamatsu in Japan, and The Glasbeni September Maribor in Slovenia. She is regularly invited to the Chamber Music Festival "Spannungen, Musik im Kraftwerk Heimbach", founded by the pianist Lars Vogt. Moreover, from 1993 to 1996, she was the solo flautist at The Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth. She has given flute concerts in Germany with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchester, the German Radio Philharmonie, the Munich Symphonists and many others. She premiered the double concertos by Bernd Franke (with Christian Wetzel, oboe, and the Philharmonic Orchestra Darmstadt) and by Olav Berg (with Dag Jensen, bassoon, and the NDR Radio Orchestra in Hannover). She has played with the clarinettist Sabine Meyer and her ensembles on prestigious festivals such as Schubertiade Schwarenberg, Georg Enesco Festival Bukarest, Luzern Festival and Niedersächsische Musiktage.
Numerous compact disc recordings with solo and chamber music, some of them prize-winning, document her versatile artistic activity.
Andrea Lieberknecht is also a passionate teacher: From 1996 to 1999, she taught at the Academy of Music in Cologne. From 2002 until 2011, she was a flute professor at the Academy of Music in Hannover and in 2011, she became a flute professor at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Munich.
She is regularly asked to be a jury member at renowned international flute competitions and gives master classes in Europe, Japan and Australia.
The pianist Madoka Ueno was born in Tokyo, Japan. After her diploma from Musikhochschule München in the class of Karl Hermann Mrongovius and Begoña Uriarte she specialised further at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, attending a chamber music and Lied interpretation course. During her studies, she trained as an opera chorépétiteur at the Nuremberg State Opera. She has been invited as an official accompanist to international competitions (ARD Munich, Aeolus i.a.). As a welcome pianist at the flute festivals of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flöte she played with renowned flautists such as Peter-Lukas Graf, Andrea Lieberknecht, Henrik Wiese, Felix Renggli. In 2022 she performed in flute duo recitals at Carnegie Hall and Fundación Juan March (Madrid). Since 2011 she has worked as an accompanist at Musikhochschule München, mainly accompanying flute classes.