photo by Irene Miller
Liesel Deppe was born in South Africa, where she also completed her undergraduate studies. She then went to study at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany on a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service. She completed a Meisterklassendiplom with Professor Klaus Schochow.
Upon the completion of her diploma in Germany, Ms. Deppe moved to the United States to obtain a masters degree. She spent one year with Alexa Still at the University of Colorado in Boulder, before moving to Canada with her husband. In 2006 she obtained her degree from the University of Western Ontario. Ms. Deppe is currently enrolled at the University of Toronto as a doctoral student where she studies with Leslie Newman.
Ms. Deppe has played with various ensembles and orchestras in South Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada. A highlight of her career was playing and touring with the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra in Europe and Israel. She has been a member of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra since December 2003, where she particularly enjoys playing the piccolo.
During the 2006-2007 season Ms. Deppe was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, which enabled her to study with various flutists in the United Kingdom and Europe. She found this experience tremendously inspiring and rewarding.
Liesel Deppe currently lives in Stratford, Ontario, with her husband Andrew and her cats Oscar and Bosie.