Born in Hamburg, Germany, INGA FUNCK grew up in a musical family and played recorder from early childhood. She studied historical recorders and flutes with Peter Holtslag at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, and participated in many workshops throughout Europe. Funck has been featured in solo performances and period instrument ensembles in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Aspiring to find a balance of appreciating the past while engaging the present, she sets high standards in the authenticity of her early music performances and at the same time is expanding the musical dimension of the recorder into modern days. Prior performance with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic have included the contemporary piece by György Kurtág, Quasi una fantasia, and she was recently heard as a member of Les Folies, a recorder ensemble, playing at the Microfest at REDCAT. Funck also concertizes with Musica Angelica, the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Los Angeles Musica Viva, South West Chamber Music, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and can be heard on recordings with Ensemble de' Medici. She is adjunct faculty at the California Institute of the Arts and teaches private lessons.