Susanne Ziegler, graduated in Musicology/Ethnomusicology and Slavic languages and literature from the University of Cologne and wrote her PhD thesis on folksongs in Yugoslav-Macedonia, based on fieldwork 1973–1974. She worked as assistant professor at the Institute for Comparative Musicology of the Free University in Berlin and lectured at various German universities. Until her retirement she held a position at the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv in the Ethnomusicology department of the Ethnological Museum, National Museums in Berlin, Prussian Heritage Foundation, where she was responsible for the historical collections. Her publications include the book “Die Wachszylinder des Berliner Phonogramm-Archivs” (2006), a series of CDs and numerous scientific articles on folk music in East- and Southeast-Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, especially in Georgia, on instrumental music, on ethnohistory, on music and gender, and on archival collections and historical sources of traditional music.