Franziska Finckh studied viola da gamba with Pere Ros at the State Academy of Music in Karlsruhe and completed her diploma with honours. She continued her studies in Basle with Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba) and Christophe Coin (baroque cello), receiving the soloist’s diploma of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the year 2000.
Franziska Finckh won several competitions, including the furtherance prize of the Culture Research Group of the Association of German Industry (BDI) in 1999 as well as the stipend for music of the Art Foundation of Baden-Württemberg in 2003.
As a viola da gambist and cellist, she has played in numerous ensembles, including Les Escapades, Trio Voccord, Gli Scarlattisti, the Karlsruhe Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Vocale, Karlsruhe Händel Soloists, the Saarland State Theatre and the Stuttgart State Theatre. She has worked with musicians such as Attilio Cremonesi, Jordi Savall, René Jacobs, Helmuth Rilling, Konrad Junghänel and Christian Curnyn.
Concert tours have taken her throughout Europe, to the USA and Russia.
Franziska Finckh has a viola da gamba class at the Conservatoire de Musique in Strasburg and regularly gives courses for viola da gamba consorts. CDs have been issued by the labels Carus-Verlag, Salto Records, Chrismon, Organum Classics and Christophorus.