After studying harpsichord with Harald Hoeren in Frankfurt/Main and with Siebe Henstra in Utrecht (soloist's examination 1994), Carsten Lorenz specialised in baroque basso continuo playing with Jesper B. Christensen in Lyon and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. In 1998/99 he was professor for harpsichord at the Landeskonservatorium für Vorarlberg in Feldkirch and has taught harpsichord and basso continuo at the Institute for Early Music at the Staatliche Musikhochschule Trossingen since 1997 and at the Evangelische Kirchenmusikhochschule in Tübingen since 2001. Also in 2001, he was a finalist in the 'Erwin Bodky Competition for Early Music Soloists' (Boston).
Carsten Lorenz is a sought-after chamber music partner of renowned soloists, plays regularly with renowned baroque orchestras and can be heard in numerous radio and CD productions. His great love - besides his family - is the extremely subtle expressive possibilities of the clavichord as well as the 'earthy' power of music from the second half of the 17th century.