Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg biography

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Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg_Kammerelektronik IIIAnnegret Mayer-Lindenberg grew up in Hamburg, Germany. She received her first violin lessons at the age of seven, however switched to the viola shortly therafter. Following graduation from highschool, Annegret studied to become a violin maker,a trade which took her to the Netherlands, where she worked for several renowned violin makers. From 2003 to 2009 she studied music/viola at the Fontys Konservatorium Tilburg (Netherlands), studying with Gisella Bergman and later Garth Knox. After being awarded both a bachelor and a master degree from Tilburg, Annegret completed her studies with a year at the Konservatorium Gent (Belgium), following the postgraduate course in contemporary chamber music.

Annegret has participated in several courses and festivals, which include the Darmstadter Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik, Impuls Festival Graz, Klangspuren Schwaz, Ensembleakademie Freiburg and the Warsaw Autumn. In addition she has attended master classes with Nobuko Imai, Ervin Schiffer, Barbara Maurer, Dimitrios Polisoidis and Francien Schatborn. She is an exceptionally active ensemble and chamber music player and performer, her focus being contemporary music and the collaboration with composers. She plays both viola and viola d’amore and runs a violin- making workshop in Cologne. She is a founding member of Ensemble Garage.

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