"Whatever the violin could express, it was said: Crystal clear and moving beauty." WAZ
German violinist Anna Sophie Dauenhauer is in great demand internationally as a soloist, having performed with the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra,Württemberg Chamber orchestra Heilbronn, the Vogtland Symphony Reichenbach, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Izmir, Istanbul and Çukurowa State Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Young Symphony Orchestra of Rheinland-Pfalz, Sinfonietta Mainz and Ensemble Adastra in venues such as the Barbican Centre London, „Auditorio nacional de música“ Madrid, Beethovenhalle Bonn, Philharmonie Cologne, Eurogress Aachen or Glocke Bremen.
Along with the well-known core repertoire of violin concertos, Anna Sophie Dauenhauer shows huge interest in performing lesser-known works such as the concertos by Reynaldo Hahn, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Ferruccio Busoni or Carl Goldmark.To remember Goldmarks´s 100th death year in 2015, she performed his concerto twice in Turkey as well as in Munich. in 2017 she will perform the violin concerto by Frederick Delius together with Philharmonie Südwestfalen and conductor Enrico Delamboye.
The violinist forms a duo with pianist Lukas Maria Kuen, sharing their deep commitment for chamber music on stage since their first collaboration in 2008 in Munich, and hailed by critics for their lyrical sensitivity, technical mastery and passionate performances. After the discovery of Philippe Gaubert´s "Quatre Esquisses" in a Parisian music store which turned out to be not yet recorded, they released their highly acclaimed Debut CD "Extase"(Thorofon) in 2013 with the World Premiere of these pieces, along with a German premiere of Gabriel Pierné´s violin sonata and the A major violin sonata by Gabriel Fauré. In 2015 their second CD "Inspiration"(Thorofon) with sonatas by Pfitzner and Busoni followed.
Anna Sophie Dauenhauer was born in Kaiserslautern and began to play the violin aged 6. She was a laureate of several important German national aas well as international competitions and completed her studies with Ulf Hoelscher in Karlsruhe, supported by a full Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship at the Royal College of Music in London with Yossi Zivoni and with Ingolf Turban in Munich. She plays an Italian instrument kindly lend to her by Ulf Hoelscher and currently lives in Munich.