Susanne Niesporek was born in Magdeburg, Germany. She started studying the violin at the age of six and was admitted to the preparatory course at the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Weimar at the age of ten. While a student of Jost Witter, she entered international competitions and participated in masterclasses with Oleg Kagan, Tibor Varga and Wolfgang Marschner.
In 1987 Niesporek joined the Gera Philharmonic Orchestra. In August 1989, she was appointed principal of the second violin section of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra where she was later appointed first concert master.
Susanne Niesporek joined the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as assistant principal of the second violin section in September 1994. She is a member of various chamber music groups made up of other members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra such as the duo MAdrigale (in which she plays both the violin and viola) and the Philadelphus Ensemble.
One of her passions is teaching. She was actively involved in founding the RCO Academy and helped develop a curriculum for string players in the Netherlands.
Susanne Niesporek plays on a Stradivarius from 1736 which was provided to her in loan by a private patron via the RCO donors’ foundation Stichting Donateurs.
More information about Susanne Niesporek is available at www.susanneniesporek.nl.