July 15 - 19
The soloist and sought-after chamber music partner Annette Unger was appointed in 1992
as one of the youngest violin professors at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden, where she previously studied with Karl Unger. She received further artistic guidance from Eduard Melkus (violin) and Semjon Skigin (chamber music).
Currently, her students regularly win prizes at international competitions and obtain engagements as musicians, professors, and lecturers.
Unger performs regularly in Germany, Russia, Austria, France, Norway, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Spain, Korea, Switzerland, and Japan with such ensembles as the St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, Elblandphilharmonie, and Dresdner Kapellsolisten, and is invited to international festivals.
Her broad repertoire encompasses frequent world premieres, including works by Dresden composers. Unger’s CD recordings with GENUIN and other labels featuring works from Baroque to contemporary have received wide acclaim from the press.
She supports young talents as Artistic Director of the Meissen International Music Academy, which she founded, as well as through the Szymon Goldberg International Violin and Viola Competition. She conducts masterclasses in Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Korea, and the USA, and serves as a jury member at international competitions.
Annette Unger plays a violin by Cornelius Schneider-Marfels, Erlangen 2008.