Andrea Lieberknecht was born in 1965 in Augsburg. She studied music under Professor Paul Meisen at the academy of music in Munich. In 1988, even before finishing her studies, she became the soloist flute player with the Munich Radio Orchester. Three years later she changed to the same position in The West German Radio Symphony Orchester in Cologne. As a soloist and member of a chamber music group, with the ARCIS Quintett and with her pianist, Jan Philip Schulze, she has won many national and international competitions: i.e., the international music competition „Prager Frühling“ in 1991, the International Flute Competition Kobe in 1993, the German Music Competition in 1996, the ARD-Competition and the international chamber music competitions in Colmar, Trapani and Belgrad.
Since then, recitals, solo concerts and chamber music concerts with well-known musicians, have taken her around the world. She has played solo concerts and chamber music concerts at international festivals such as The Ansbacher Bachwochen, The Rheingaufestival, The Schleswig-Holstein-Festival, festivals in Iida and Hamamatsu in Japan, and The Glasbeni September Maribor in Slovenia. Moreover, during the years 1993 to 1996, she was the solo flute player at The Richard-Wagner-Festival in Bayreuth. In Germany, she has given flute concerts with The Cologne Radio Symphony Orchester, The Munich Symphonists, as well as with the State Philharmony of Rheinland-Palatinate, The Augsburg Philharmonists, The Northwest German Philharmony and various chamber music orchesters.
Numerous compact disc recordings with solo and chamber music, some of them prize-winning, document her versatile artistic activity.
She taught at the academy of music in Cologne from 1996 to 1999. Since 2002 she has been a flute professor at the academy of music in Hannover. She is regularly asked to be a jury member at flute competitions and she teaches master classes in Europe, Japan and Australia.
From 2002 until 2011 she had been a flute professor at the academy of music in Hannover, since 2011 she is flute professor at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Munic.