*1996 in Belgium
Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Frans Helmerson
funded by the Casals Scholarship
Cellist Anouchka Hack impresses critics and audiences alike with her diversity of sound and strength of expression, both when performing as a soloist and as a duo with her sister, pianist Katharina Hack. She has already given many concerts across Germany and Europe, playing in venues such as the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. The duo’s debut CD, featuring works by Dmitri Shostakovich, was released in 2020 under GENUIN classics. It was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award and also includes a guest appearance from cellist Gautier Capuçon. Radio recordings have been broadcast by WDR and NDR, as well as Radio Classique in France. 2018 saw Anouchka and Katharina Hack make their debut in the Lunchtime Concerts series of the Berlin Philharmonie, and in summer 2019 they gave their first recital at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
A glimpse into my world: Anouchka Hack
Since debuting at Flanders Festival in 2010, Anouchka Hack has been a regular guest soloist with a host of different orchestras, working with ensembles including the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Sinfonia Rotterdam and the Zagreb Soloists. In 2017, her duo won the “Young Artist Award” at the International Music Festival Buxtehude.
Anouchka Hack was selected as one of six young cellists for Gautier Capuçon’s 2017/18 season “Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle” at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, and has enriched her musical understanding in masterclasses with artists such as David Geringas, Steven Isserlis, Philippe Muller, Ivan Monighetti, Gary Hoffman, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Jens-Peter Maintz. She holds scholarships from the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund, the Oscar und Vera Ritter Stiftung and from Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. As a prize winner of the German Musical Instruments Fund, she plays a cello by Bartolomeo Tassini, Venice 1769.
Anouchka Hack, who was born into a German family of musicians in Antwerp (Belgium), received her musical training as a young student of Prof. Hans-Christian Schweiker, who taught her from 2010 to 2014 at the Pre-College Cologne training centre of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, and under Prof. Troels Svane at the University of Music Lübeck from 2014 to 2018. In October 2018, she began her studies with Prof. Frans Helmerson at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin. Since October 2020, she has been studying with Frans Helmerson at Kronberg Academy. Her studies are funded by the Casals Scholarship.
Anouchka Hack in concert
Last updated: February 2021