Edburg Forck was born in Annaberg, East Germany and received her first violin lessons at the age of five. In 1979 she studied violin with Hildtrud Ilg at the Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig. Parallel to this she was engaged as an orchestra musician with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
In 1984 she became a member of the Handel Festival Orchestra in Halle, where, working with the Halleschen Consort under direction of Manfred Otte, she quickly became interested in historical performance practice. In 1987 she was the founder of the first public music school in East Berlin. She played regularly in various orchestras in East Berlin, including the Berliner Staatsoper, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has also participated in various Berlin chamber orchestras, often as concertmistress.
Edburg Forck has been permanent member of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin since 1990.