ANNIKA HINSCHE - Mandolin

Annika Hinsche nee Lückebergfeld is one of the most successful German mandolinists.
The sought-after performer, teacher, judge and conductor is winner and prize-winner of numerous national and international competitions like “Torneo Internazionale di Musica“ or reknown “Yasuo-Kuwahara-Competition“.

As performer with an international concert career she regulary visits Europe, Asia and the US as soloist, in “Mare Duo“ or in different chamber music formations.
Annika teaches as assistant professor at “Universität zu Köln“ and was assistant professor at “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Standort Wuppertal“.
Moreover, she was guest-lecturer of “Berklee College of Music in Bostosn/USA“ and is regulary invited to national and international festivals in Europe and the US. Her pupils and students are winners and prize-winners of numerous national and international competitions.

Annika was invited to judge at reknown national competitions like “Jugend musiziert“ and at international competitions in Europe and the US.
She is conductor of “JuniorZupfOrchester NRW“ (a selective orchestra of talented young players from the state of NRW), of “Hessisches Landeszupforchester“ and of different festival orchestras in Europe and the US.

Annika recorded several CDs like her Solo-CDs “Aproximação“ and "12 Preludes for mandolin solo" by Carlo Domeniconi , in “Mare Duo“ “Crystal tears“ and “Mare Duo plays Frank Wallace“, “Impressioni“ with “Quartetto Colori“ and a CD with the famous German pop group “Söhne Mannheims“ for “MTV Unplugged“.

She is dedicatee of compositions from reknown composers like C. Domeniconi, J. Zenamon, K. Vassiliev, J. Kindle, L. Wüller, L.W. Weiand, T. LeVines, Ch. Kirsch, K.-H. Zarius, F. Wallace, D. Hahn, K. Röder, M. Borner etc. and performed many first premieres. In 2013 famous composer Carlo Domeniconi dedicated 12 preludes for mandolin solo to her. In professional circles they are regarded as milestones of the mandolin literature.
Annika edited music for different formations at publishing houses like Trekel, Margaux, ex-tempore etc. “Edition Mare Duo“ was released with Trekel and contains more than 20 compositions around mandolin and guitar.

Annika Hinsche studied mandolin with Prof. Marga Wilden-Hüsgen, Prof. Caterina Lichtenberg, Prof. John McGann and Gertrud Weyhofen-Tröster.