Mechthild Winter was born in Leipzig in1969. She studied piano at the local music school as well as taking harpsichord lessons with Christiane Schornsheim.
Between 1992-1994 she completed her continuing studies in Cembalo with Andreas Staier and thorough-bass with Jesper B. Christensen at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, graduating with a "Diplom für Alte Musik". In 1992 she won second place at the "Internationaler J. S. Bach Wettbewerb" Leipzig. Her active involvement in concerts, both as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles, have taken her both home and abroad. Furthermore, she is highly respected as a correpetitor at international competitions and degree programmes. She has worked on numerous CD, radio and television productions and currently holds a teaching position at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater" Leipzig.(1)