Anna Herrmann

Anna Herrmann was born in Leipzig in 1998.
She grew up in a family of musicians and attended her first cello lessons in the class of Helga Kaufmann. Later she changed into the class of Prof. Anna Niebuhr, the Co-Principal cello of MDR-Sinfonieorchester and from 2017 on she became a student in the class of Prof. Peter Bruns at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” Leipzig.
Additionally, since 2018 she studies with her string quartet “Gyldfeldt Quartett” at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía Madrid in the renowned string quartet class of Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartett). She received chamber music lessons from Valentin Erben, Wen-Sinn Yang, Yves Sandoz, Norman Fischer, Eberhard Feltz, Caspar Frantz, Gerald Fauth, Dirk Mommerz and also from the Kuss Quartett and the Vogler Quartett.
Anna Herrmann was awarded prizes at the federal competition “Jugend Musiziert”. She was also awarded a promotion prize at the competition “enviaM” in 2016. In October 2016 she received a diploma at the „Internationaler Dotzauer-Wettbewerb für junge Cellisten“ for young cellists. She also was a member of the Thuringia and Saxony Youth Orchestra and the German String Philharmonie.
In December 2015 Anna Herrmann made her debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra Altenburg-Gera under the direction of Thomas Wicklein, with whom she was often playing as a soloist in the following years. In 2018 she played the cello concerto No. 9 in B-flat Major by Luigi Boccerini together with Takahiro Nagasaki and the Philharmonic Orchestra Altenburg-Gera in the castle of Altenburg. She was part of the concert series „Philharmonische Schlosskonzerte“.
Anna Herrmann has been playing internationally both as a soloist and as a part of ensembles. She gave concerts in the USA, in the Czech Republic, in Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark and Sweden.
Anna Herrmann is receiving a scholarship from Live Music Now and has been part of the „Bayreuth Stipendium“ from the Richard Wagner Verband in 2018.
She plays on a violoncello made by Tobias Gräter, 2005.

photo by Josef Schumann