about us

Susanne Siewert

I`m the woman for the numbers. Since 1994 I have been active as a financial accountant in the costing department of the recorder centre  in Bremen. Working in the Löbner-team brings me a great deal of joy. Through my work I got interested in the recorder and was inspired to learn the instrument at the age of 36 years. Motivated by playing together in different Playing circles I started also to learn the bass recorder and the c-recorders over the years.
Playing the recorder provides me with necessary relaxation and also promotes at the same time the skills of my fingers and my brain.


Margret Löbner

Born and raised close to Stuttgart in Württemberg.
In 1980 I left school and was able to do a half year internship with Hans-Peter Springer, who specialized on servicing and repairing the concert-oboe. Afterwards I started my education as a woodwind-instrument maker in 1981 with the company Roessler in Schleswig-Holstein  and finished this in 1985 with
a apprenticeship diploma.
this pathway led me to Montreal/Canada where I was able to work for the recorder manufacturer Jean-Luc Boudreau for half a year.
Back in Germany I established my own specilized store for recorders  in the fall of 1986, involved with the repairing-, servicing-, advising-, sale and manufacturing of recorders.
The recognition of the name of my store soon reached bigger circles, so that we- my colleagues and me- were able to have customers from all over Europe on the phone and to welcome them in our store.
To me it is a great pleasure to see the enthusiasm and joy of our customers, when they get a new instrument or their own recorder functioning properly again after succesful repairing. We- my enthusiastic colleagues and I- can always give recorder players tips for sheet music- advising on the composition or instrumentation- with fingerings- or questions of articulation and help with questions about hoarseness and the correct maintenance of their recorder.
Even after such a long time in this business to me this is the so called 'salt in a soup' of  my daily working routine.


Lilian von Haussen

I was born and grew up in Adelberg near Schorndorf, close to Stuttgart in Württemberg. I started playing the flute at the age of 8 and gave public performances and concerts with my grandmother, a pianist, from the very beginning.
I studied the recorder in Frankfurt with Michael Schneider, in Bremen with Han Tol and in Trossingen with Kees Boeke. In between, I spent two years in Ticino, where I trained in movement theater and dance.
Back in Bremen, I lived for many years by giving concerts with the recorder. During this time, I became particularly interested in consort playing and the late Middle Ages.
At the same time, I was also involved with electronic music, free improvisation, dance and performance, which I repeatedly presented in public and performed in concerts.
My main focus as a teacher is consort playing.
I teach this in various ensembles.
Since January 2022 I have been supporting the team at the recorder center with great pleasure.



Ulrike Bergmann-Seifert


Born and raised in Bremen I studied recorder playing in the town of Lübeck, at the Music school of applied siences with Annemarie Thiel, with whom I took my exam as a diploma-music teacher. Since 1980 I have been teaching recorder at the music school Bremen.
Alongside various concert-activities as a recorder player I sing music by various composers, from Lasso to Ligeti in different choirs and soloistic ensembles.

Since 1998 I have been working at the recorder centre of  Bremen. There I am taking care of the customers on the telephone and face to face here in our shop.
It brings me special joy, to help the customers to find THEIR instrument and choose it and to once in a while to accompany  Margret Löbner to exhibitions and support her.
Furthermore I keep our huge assortment of sheet music up-to date and help to keep the computer amused.