Maike Burgdorf was born in Seesen, Germany. After graduating in 2001 from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover in classical guitar and musical education she went on studying lute and baroque guitar with Hans-Michael Koch and continuo with Axel Wolf in the aforementioned Hochschule, studies that led to another graduation in 2005 in lute and baroque guitar. Meanwhile, from 2003 onwards, she has been studying in Barcelona at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMuC)with Xavier Díaz Latorre and Mónica Pustilnik. At ESMuC she has also been acquiring further musical proficiency by studying historical percussion with Pedro Estevan.
Maike Burgdorf has taken part in various masterclasses with Hopkinson Smith, Eduardo Egüez and Juan Carlos de Mulder and has received instruction from acclaimed musicians such as Bruno Cocset, Pedro Memelsdorff, Manfredo Kraemer, Lambert Climent and Andrew Lawrence-King.
Maike Burgdorf has performed both as soloist and continuo player in Spain, France and Germany. Among other performances she played in Handel’s “Giulio Cesare en Egito“ (Hannover Opera House), in Bach’s Matthew’s Passion (Orquestra Barroca Catalana) as well as contemporary music with the Ensemble BCN 216.
Aside from her activity as instrumentalist, Maike Burgdorf is very much involved in musical education. She has been teaching in public music schools in Barcelona and in February 2007 she joined the faculty of the Conservatori de Música Isaac Albéniz de la Diputació de Girona where she currently teaches plucked strings, chamber music, solfege and musical education.