Elisabeth Book was born on 13th February, 1961 in Borken, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. She started to learn the recorder at the age of 8 with Frau Kieling at the Music School Münster. Here she met Bettina Kiefner and together they played in Frau Kieling's Recorder Quartet. She plays the flute and has sung in a number of choirs. Elisabeth Book studied in Münster at the Westphalia Wilhelm's University to become a primary school teacher of music. She has two children and her favourite colour is red and she just loves cauliflower.