Biography

Anna Dorothea Mutterer was born on December the 11th, 1992 in Amberg (Germany). Her musical talent emerged early, so she started playing the violin and the piano at the age of 6.

Beginning her violin studies at the age of 10 at the “Hochschule für Musik Würzburg” (Germany) as one of the youngest students, she has since been working with highly skilled violinists such as Maxim Vengerov, Tanja Becker-Bender, Kurt Sassmannshaus and Baiba Skride in lessons and masterclasses.

Further masterclasses led her to Michael Vaiman, Weidong Tong, Petru Munteanu and Florian Meierott as well as to Chamber Music Courses with Alexandre Moutouzkine and Marina Lomazov in Miami, FL, USA.

For many years she studied with Prof. C. v.d. Goltz and Prof. Nicolas Koeckert in Munich and Vienna. Today she´s finishing her studies in London (UK) with Maestro Eugène Sarbu, with whom she shares her passion for the deeply meditating and captivating sound of her instrument.

Anna Dorothea has won numerous first prizes at important national and international competitions in Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Malta and Australia.

Following several first prizes at the national German Youth Competition “Jugend musiziert” as a kid, she won the audience award at the International Competition for Violin in Kitzingen (Germany) in 2007 and the second prize at the International Festival of Music in Bad Hindelang in 2009, participated at the International Violin Competition for Violin Kloster Schöntal 2011 where she got a certificate of honour, and received the first prize at the International Violin Competition in Vicenza (Italy) in 2013 and the second prize at the International Violin Competition Schloss Zell an der Pram (Austria) in 2015. In 2017, she won the 3rd prize at the International Mozart Competition in Berlin (Germany) and in 2018 the 1st prize at the „Concours International de Violon” in Cambrai (France), the 1st prize at the „Concorso Internationale“ in Filadelfia (Italy) as well as the 2nd prize at the Malta International Music Competition and the “Bishop Instruments Award” at the Melbourne International Violin Competition in Australia. In 2019 she received the 1st prize at the London Grand Virtuoso Competition and the New York Golden Classical Music Competition as well as the 1st prize and the „Outstanding Live Performance Award“ at the New York CAI Competition.

Since 2000, she has performed on stage in solo recitals, concerts with violin and piano as well as concerts with orchestra in almost every European country, Israel, Mexico, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. She also performs with different ensembles playing string quartet and quintet and other chamber music.

In March 2019 she gave her debut performance in two concerts at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York and two months later at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Having been named one of the best Bach performers of the young generation, she is currently working on her first CD, which will display the famous Solo Sonatas of J.S.Bach.

Her passions besides music are martial arts (coach: WKA Kickboxing World Champion Eric Gold), her family, her faith (pentecostal/charismatic christian church), animals (esp. her dog and horse), fitness, nature, photography and fast cars. She works in animal welfare, protection of nature and has a little godson in Cambodia.