Norbert Rodenkirchen studied flute at the Staatliche Musikhochschule Köln. He has been the flute player of Sequentia since 1996 and also works regularly with the French ensemble Dialogos directed by Katarina Livljanic. With both ensembles he has been invited to numerous international festivals. He is also much in demand as a composer of music for theater and film as well as a producer for CD projects, most of them in coproduction with the WDR/ West German Radio.
From 2003 to 2011 Norbert Rodenkirchen was artistic director of the concert series „Schnütgen Konzerte – Musik des Mittelalters“ in the medieval museum of Cologne. Additionally he has given workshops on medieval instrumental improvisation at renowned academies like the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Musikhochschule Köln or the conservatory of Lyon, a.o.. In 2012 he released his third solo CD Hameln Anno 1284 / Medieval flute music / On the trail of the Pied Piper.