Annette Ziegler

Artistic Director of the Emanuel Feuermann Conservatory

Annette Ziegler


Annette Ziegler had her first violin lessons with Christiane Bergmann at the Musikschule Taunus when she was six years old. She later went on to train with Professor Alfred Breith (Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts) and Phillip Roy (concertmaster with the Freiburg-based SWR-Symphony Orchestra). She studied orchestral music with Professor Anne Shih at the Mainz School of Music and then continued her studies with Professor Stephan Picard (Hanns Eisler School of Music) in Berlin.

Annette Ziegler took piano lessons with Gerhard Schroth at the Musikschule Taunus and studied that subject with Professor Matthias Fuchs (Mainz School of Music). She then continued her studies with the concert pianist Connie Shih in Freiburg.

She supplemented her musical training by taking part in numerous music courses and festivals in Germany, Italy and France with both instruments. Since the age of eight, she has given concerts in Germany and abroad as a soloist with orchestras and in various chamber music and other ensembles.

Annette Ziegler started gaining orchestral experience at the age of 12, first playing in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the German federal state of Hesse and then in the German Federal Youth Orchestra under well-known conductors such as Gerd Albrecht and Andrey Boreyko. From 2006 to 2012 she took part regularly in Kammerphilharmonie Frankfurt rehearsal periods and projects and was a member of the Mainzer Virtuosi. Concert tours have taken her, for example, to France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Egypt, South Africa and Israel.

Annette Ziegler has been involved in teaching activities since the age of 16. From 2009 to 2012 she led the string ensemble at the Frankfurt European School. From 2006 to 2013 she taught at the Musikschule Taunus in Eschborn. She has been teaching violin and chamber music at Kronberg Academy’s Emmanuel Feuermann Conservatory since 2011 and was appointed to its artistic direction in 2014. She also teaches violin and chamber music at Wuppertal Music Academy, of which she is a founding member.

Since 2012 Annette Ziegler has been giving regular orchestra courses in Beinrode (Thuringia) and gives masterclasses, e.g. at Appassionato in Florence (Italy).

She is member of various competition juries (e.g. Jugend Musiziert).

Her students have won several competition prizes (e.g. Jugend Musiziert, Mendelssohn Competition) and study at German universities of music.

Stand: März 2017