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Anna Herrmann

Anna Herrmann was born in Leipzig in 1998.

She received her first lessons on the cello at the age of five, attending the class of Helga Kaufmann at the Altenburger Land school of music. In 2008 she was awarded a promotion for gifted pupils by the Altenburger Land, which enabled her to receive lessons from Prof. Marie-Luise Leihenseder-Ewald (University of Music “Franz Liszt” Weimar).

In 2013 Anna changed into the class of Anna Niebuhr.

She attended a chamber music course of Prof. Anne-Katrin Lindig in Sondershausen in 2014 in preparation for the „Jugend musiziert“ Competition.

From 2014 to 2017, Anna was a junior student at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig, attending a promotion of young musicians class.

In December 2015 Anna Herrmann made her debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra Altenburg-Gera under the direction of Thomas Wicklein. She played the cello concerto no. 1 in a-minor of C. Saint-Saëns. In 2017 she played D. Shostakovichs cello concerto no. 1 in es-major op. 107 as a solist with the same orchestra.

Anna was a member of the Thuringia and Saxony Youth Orchestra and since 2014 an active member of the German String Philharmony.

She receives chamber music lessons by Prof. Frank Reinecke,

Yves Sandoz and Anne Christin Schwarz. In addition, she attended courses of Prof. Peter Bruns, Prof. Wen-Sinn Yang and Norman Fischer.

At the Federal “Jugend musiziert” Competition in Kassel in May 2016 she gained 23 points and the second place in the classification for violoncello solo Anna was awarded a promotion prize in the duet violoncello category at the competition “enviaM” in June 2016. In October 2016 Anna received a diploma at the International „Dotzauer“ Competition for young cellists. In December 2016 Anna and the “Gyldfeldt Quartett” won the second prize at the University Competition. They played Shostakovichs String Quartet No. 3. The Quartet has also given concerts in Sweden, Switzerland und the United States.

Anna passed the final exam at the promotion of young musicians class with the top grade of 1.0.

Since October 2017 she has been studying at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig in the class of Prof. Peter Bruns.

photo by Josef Schumann