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Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg grew up in Hamburg, Germany. She received her first violin lessons at the age of seven, however switched to the viola shortly thereafter. Following graduation from highschool, Annegret M.-L. studied to become a violin maker – a trade which took her to the Netherlands, where she worked for several renowned violin makers. From 2003 to 2009 she studied music/viola at the Fontys Konservatorium Tilburg (Netherlands), studying with Gisella Bergman and later Garth Knox. After being awarded both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Tilburg, Annegret M.-L. completed her studies with a year at the Konservatorium Gent (Belgium), following the post-master course „contemporary chamber music“.

Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg has participated in several courses and festivals, including the Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Impuls Festival Graz, Klangspuren Schwaz, Ensembleakademie Freiburg and the Warsaw Autumn. In addition she has followed master classes with Nobuko Imai, Ervin Schiffer, Barbara Maurer, Dimitrios Polisoidis and Francien Schatborn.

Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg is an exceptionally active ensemble and chamber music player and performer, her focus being contemporary music and the collaboration with composers. Since September 2010 she is a member of the Ensemble Garage (Cologne, Germany). She plays both viola and viola d’amore.

Besides being a viola player, Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg runs, together with Benjamin Grießhaber, the violin making workshop Grießhaber & Mayer-Lindenberg Geigenbau GbR in Cologne (Germany).

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