Annette Rehberger

Annette Rehberger received her first lessons on the violin at the age of six. She was accepted at the Saarland Music University at the age of sixteen as a youth student in Prof. Ulrike Dierick’s class. She pursued her regular studies in the same institution, before entering the soloist class of world famous Prof. Rainer Kussmaul at the Music University in Freiburg. She completed her studies with a concert exam with Prof. Hansheinz Schneeberger. She attended masterclasses with Prof. Wolfgang Marschner (Freiburg) and Prof. Yfrah Neaman (London), which rounded off her musical education.

Annette Rehberger won several regional and national prizes at the Jugend musiziert competition, as well as a 1st prize at the Stuttgart Musician’s Competition (Tonkünstlerwettbewerb). In 1991, she was awarded a scholarship for music from the city of Saarbrücken, capital of the state of Saarland.

She has appeared as a young soloist of the Karlsruhe University Chamber Orchestra, the Saarland Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonie de Lorraine in several festivals at home and abroad with violin concertos by Vivaldi, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Vieuxtemps.

But above all, Annette Rehberger’s passion for chamber music has followed her throughout her life. Already as a very young violinist, she performed with numerous chamber music ensembles. Later she developed a long-lasting and intensive partnership with pianist Nina da Silva, which focused on Classical and Romantic sonatas. Together they produced a first CD recording with sonatas by Brahms and Prokofiev. She then worked together for ten years with pianist Stephan Hohlweg as the Rubin Duo. The critically acclaimed Rubin Duo concentrated its work on compositions for violin and piano from Beethoven to Janáček. In countless concerts, the Duo also performed as entire cycles the complete sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel and others. A second CD with the Sonatas op. 30 by Ludwig van Beethoven documents this fruitful collaboration.

Today Annette Rehberger concentrates on different, complementary projects. Her identity as a musician is reflected by the large spectrum of her activities, which covers solo violin literature and an extensive repertoire of sonatas together with pianist Marjana Plotkina, as well as Classical and Romantic chamber music with the Ardinghello Ensemble.

In addition, she is an enthusiastic and dedicated violin pedagogue.

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Press reviews

A magical tone on the violin

Saarbrücker Zeitung

An accomplished player

Bernburger Kurier

A perfect bowing technique

Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

…her accomplished fingering skills, her tone quality, her perfect bowing technique and her feeling for dynamic nuances are impressive

Süddeutsche Zeitung