Having grown up near Darmstadt, Margit Kern studied accordion with Hugo Noth and Matti Rantanen at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. She gives solo recitals and performs with chamber music ensembles in many European countries and has toured the US, South Korea and China. Among other venues, she appears in concert as a guest artist with the musikFabrik NRW, Ensemble Modern, the Seoul Spring Festival, the Weltmusiktage in Stuttgart, Musica Viva in Munich, Movimentos Festival Wolfsburg, Forum neuer Musik of the DLF, Festival Ultraschall Berlin. She collaborates closely with numerous composers and gives premiere performances of their works. Numerous radio portraits make this specialization clear. In 2005 she published her first solo CD entitled Heart. This was followed in 2011 with TWO and in 2013 with mirror. In Ensemble mixtura she published already four CDs bringing together composers and languages from widely separated eras.
Margit Kern is an adjunct professor at the music department at the University of the Arts Bremen.