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 4.

In 2021 Annemarie won joint first prize at the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award and was a semi-finalist at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, performing Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 with the Munich Chamber Orchestra.

Other recent highlights include performances at Lichfield Festival and as soloist with National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at Royal Festival Hall in addition to recording chamber music with Three World Records. This season she performs recitals across the UK as well as concertos with European Union Chamber Orchestra, London Repertoire Orchestra, among others.

Originally from Cambridge, Annemarie studies the French Horn on an ABRSM scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music with Richard Watkins, David Pyatt and Martin Owen, as well as the natural horn with Roger Montgomery. She has recently participated in masterclasses with Radovan Vlatkovic and Katy Woolley as well as a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 with the Academy String Orchestra.

A keen chamber musician, she joined National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in 2017 and was subsequently Principal Horn for two years, working with conductors including Marin Alsop and Sir Mark Elder. She was also a member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians and Britten Sinfonia Academy for three years.

Annemarie is grateful to the Young Classical Artists Trust for their generous support in their aftercare scheme for BBC Young Musician finalists.

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Press reviews

Federle’s performance of Ruth Gipps’s Horn Concerto, with its ferocious, huge leaps and cascades of high notes, dazzled.

BBC Young Musician Final / The Guardian / May 2021


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