Born in Germany, violinist and composer Annette Homann has been performing since the age of six and has toured throughout China, Europe, and the United States. In 2004, she graduated from Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany and relocated to New York where she received her Master’s of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in under the tutelege of Laurie Smukler. During her time at MSM she participated in several jazz classes and performed in various jazz combos in addition to her classical studies.
Upon graduation, Annette joined the critically acclaimed theatrical violin show Barrage – “a high-octane fiddle-fest that features an international, multi-talented cast performing an eclectic mix of music, song and dance.” Ms. Homann toured with the group for 3 years, playing over 200 shows each year throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Central America and China. In addition to performing shows, the Barrage group conducted educational workshops in schools and made frequent TV and radio appearances.
After almost 12 years of living in New York City, in 2016 Annette relocated to Berlin where she enjoys an active freelance career. Her eclectic talents allow her to navigate effortlessly through many musical genres including Bluegrass, Irish fiddling and Jazz. She has been performing in various TV shows as well as playing with ensembles such as the Neues Kammerorchester Potsdam or the Kammersymphonie Berlin. She has performed at various venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Philharmonie Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin or Schloss Britz. She has been the staged violinist/singer/actress for the productions of What I’m Failing to Learn at 13th street Repertory Theater (NYC) and Julian Po for the New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF). She has also collaborated with dance company C. Eule Dance, composing, dancing and playing with performances in NYC and LA.
Annette is a dedicated educator and maintains a private teaching studio in Berlin.
Ms. Homann’s improvisation is melodic and technically proficient and her tone is warm and round.
Thanks so much again for the absolutely beautiful music at our cocktail hour! You were so pleasant and professional to work with.
The album is fresh, new and honest. The sound is real, organic and has a great blues feel.
A young Anita Pallenburg meets Jimi Hendrix.
I’m really enjoying this new CD. A beautiful and unique sound- it’s taking my ears places they’ve never been before!