Annette Ziegler started her musical education at the age of six, taking violin lessons with Christiane Bergmann at the Musikschule Taunus, followed by further training with Professor Alfred Breith at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main and Phillip Roy, concertmaster of the SWR symphony orchestra in Freiburg. She studied orchestral music with Professor Anne Shih at the Musikhochschule Mainz and continued her musical training with Professor Stephan Picard at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. She received her first piano lessons by Gerhard Schroth at the Musikschule Taunus and continued studying with Professor Matthias Fuchs at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz and later with concert pianist Connie Shih in Freiburg.

With the violin as well as the piano Annette Ziegler participated in a considerable number of master classes and festivals in Germany, Italy and France, complementing her musical education. Since the age of eight she has performed in Germany and abroad as a soloist with orchestra, but also as a member of various chamber music groups and other ensembles.

Already at the age of 12 she had gained orchestra experience with the Landesjugendsinfonieorchester Hessen as well as the Bundesjugendorchester and played under renowned conductors such as Gerd Albrecht and Andrey Boreyko. Between 2006 and 2012 she regularly participated in the rehearsal phases and projects of the Kammerphilharmonie Frankfurt and was a member of the Mainzer Virtuosi. Concert tours brought her as far as France, Spain, England, the Netherlands, Egypt, South Africa and Israel. Early on Annette Ziegler discovered her great passion to pass on not only her love for music to young people, but also her knowledge and experience. Since the age of 16 she therefore has been teaching at different institutions such as the European School in Frankfurt and the Musikschule Taunus (2006-2013). Since 2011 she has been holding the position as violin and chamber music instructor at the Emmanuel Feuermann Konservatorium, a branch of the renowned Kronberg Academy, and also took over its artistic direction in 2014. Furthermore she is a teacher for violin and chamber music as well as founding member of the Musikakademie Wuppertal. In addition to her teaching activities, she shares her musical knowledge and experience at various master classes in Germany and abroad, for example at the Musikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz, from 2015 until 2019 at the international master class Appassionato in Florence and at the international festival Musicalta in France.

Another of her major concerns lies on the early promotion of chamber music for young musicians. Annette Ziegler has supported numerous chamber music projects and worked with various youth orchestras as an instructor and artistic director, for example at the Johannitergut Beinrode in Thuringia from 2012 until 2015 and at the Landesmusikakademie Hessen in 2016. Since 2017 she has been holding this position at Burg Fürsteneck. She is the co-founder and musical instructor of the Jugend-Streichorchester and organizes its rehearsal phases and concerts. Also since 2017 she has worked as instructor for the Jugend-Sinfonie-Orchester Hochtaunus. Annette Ziegler is a juror for various music competitions, including Jugend musiziert. Since 2019 she has been a
member of its regional committee for the Hochtaunus and the Wetterau districts. Many of her students achieved multiple awards at competitions such as Jugend musiziert and the Mendelssohn-Wettbewerb and study at German music academies and colleges.

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Prof. Annette Ziegler

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