Anna Maria - profile

Anna Maria Wünsch


What’s the best thing about playing with the MCO?

When you play with MCO it feels like a wave going through the Orchestra. Everyone is investing so much concentration and energy that it’s carrying you away.

The most inspiring composer:

I’m a big fan of Robert Schumann.

The first piece of music you fell in love with:

Smetana, Die Moldau

What would you do if you weren't a musician?

I would be a chef and spend every day thinking about food.

If you could play another instrument what would it be?
Double bass

Anna Maria began to play the violin at the age of four until she fell in love with the viola when she was 14 years old. Until 2019 she studied with Gareth Lubbe at the Folkwang University of Arts Essen, where she finished her Bachelor studies with distinction. During those years she was supported by a scholarship from the Dörkenstiftung and the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund. They enabled her to create her own concert evenings and to play as a soloist with many orchestras, like the dogma chamber orchestra.

During the season 18/19, she was an academist of the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, where she learned from inspiring artists, such as Philip Herreweghe, Bernard Haitink, Herbert Blomstedt and Valerie Gergiev. From this point, she fell in love with orchestra playing and Amsterdam.

Since 2019 she is a student of Hartmut Rohde at the University of Arts Berlin. As a passionate chamber musician, she participated in many masterclasses and learned from members of the Fauré Quartet, the Artemis Quartet, Viviane Hagner, Schmuel Ashkenazy, and Eckart Runge and others.

Anna Maria is a regular guest at festivals like Krzyzowa Music, Bolzano music academy and the Stellenbosch chamber music festival. Since 2021 she is a scholarship holder of the Villa Musica Foundation Rheinland-Pfalz. From season 2022 on she will become an associated member of the Mahler chamber orchestra. She is a regular guest in the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gewandhaus orchestra Leipzig, the Staatskapelle Berlin and others.