Katrin Lazar studied recorder and baroque bassoon at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main with Prof. Michael Schneider and Christian Beuse. Having been awarded a DAAD scholarship she also went to study at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, where she studied with Peter van Heyghen and Donna Agrell.
Currently she lives in Munich, Germany, and works as a freelance artist, performing regularly with many of the leading baroque ensembles. These include the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Il Pomo D'oro, Cantus Cölln, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, Hofkapelle München, Elbipolis, Dunedin Consort, the Kings Consort and the Barocksolisten München of which she is a founding member.
Renowned conductors with whom she has worked include René Jacobs, Ton Koopman, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Thomas Hengelbrock, Konrad Junghänel, Michael Schneider, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Andreas Spering, Alfredo Bernardini, Marcus Creed, and Ivor Bolton. She has toured extensively all over Europe, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico and North America.
Katrin Lazar can regularly be heard in radio broadcasts and recording projects.
She hold teaching posts for historical bassoon at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.