Annemarie Federle

Principal Horn

A woman stands on a stage playing the French horn

At the age of seventeen, Annemarie Federle won the Brass Category Final of the 2020 BBC Young Musician competition. She went on to secure a place at the Final at Bridgewater Hall, where she performed Ruth Gipps Horn Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 4 TV.

In May 2022, Annemarie performed Oliver Knussen’s Horn Concerto as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, conducted by Edward Gardner.

Other highlights include winning joint first prize at the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award in 2021, and performing Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4 with the Munich Chamber Orchestra as a semi-finalist at the ARD International Music Competition.

Annemarie has appeared as guest principal with the London Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras, and has worked with the London Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and London Chamber orchestras.

Originally from Cambridge, Annemarie studies the French horn on an ABRSM scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music with Richard Watkins, David Pyatt and Michael Thompson.

Annemarie is grateful to the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) for their generous support in their aftercare scheme for BBC Young Musician Finalists.

Aurora Memory

My favourite Aurora memory so far would have to be our performances of Beethoven 7 at Printworks in November 2021. The layout, lighting, sound system and everything in between was so different to any concert I had ever done before; it was also great to see completely new audiences to introduce people to classical music, and it was amazing to have such a positive response from them.

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