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Anne Schoenholtz

First Violins

Anne Schoenholtz began playing the violin at the age of four. In 1995 she became a preparatory student at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin, studying with Prof. E. Feltz. She continued her training later in Weimar with Prof. Witter and in Lucerne with Prof. Hamann.

In 2001 she joined forces with classmates to found the Gémeaux Quartet, remaining first violinist of the quartet until the summer of 2010. The Gémeaux Quartet studied with Walter Levin and Sebastian Hamann in Basel, as well as with the Hagen Quartet in Salzburg. Along with the Gémeaux Quartet Anne Schoenholtz played a large number of concerts in such prestigious venues as the Berlin Philharmonie, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Opéra Bastille in Paris and the KKL in Lucerne. The Gémeaux Quartet earned several prizes such as the 3rd prize and the audience prize at the 2008 ARD Competition in Munich, 1st prize at the 2007 “Migros Culture Per Cent” Chamber Music Competition in Switzerland, 1st prize in the Basel Orchestra Society Competition and the Mozart Prize from the city of Lucerne.

Besides her activity as a chamber musician, Anne Schoenholtz also concertizes as soloists with such orchestras as the Festival Strings Lucerne, the North Rhine Westphalia State Youth Orchestra, the “Franz Liszt” Chamber Orchestra in Weimar and the “Classic con brio” Festival Orchestra in Osnabrück.

From 2007 to 2009, Anne Schoenholtz was the deputy concert master of the Festival Strings Lucerne. The orchestra placed a violin built by Andrea Guarneri  at her disposal. From 2010 to 2011, Anne Schoenholtz had a contract with the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich and still plays regularly in that orchestra.

Since September of 2011, Anne Schoenholtz has been a member of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.


Anne Schoenholtz, violinist in the BRSO, and Herbert Zimmermann (trumpet) prove how different career paths of two professional musicians can be.

“A peek through the keyhole” with Anne Schoenholtz (June 2016)

In this series of videos about our chamber music concerts, musicians grant insight into chamber music subtitles and answer spontaneously without knowing the questions beforehand.

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