Anna Catharina Nimczik started her education as a cellist with Prof. Irene Guedel in Detmold. Later, she studied at Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf with Prof. Claus Reichhardt and Oren Shevlin. After graduating with a Diploma in music performance and education, Anna studied as a member of the Torun Trio (Clarinet, Violoncello, and Piano) at Hochschule für Musik Saar and successfully completed the “Konzertexamen” in Chamber Music in 2013. Anna received important inspiration for her career from professors Tatevik Mokatsian, Eduard Brunner, Peter Bruns, and Wen-Sinn Yang.
Between 2013 and 2016, Anna worked at Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz. Since then, she works as a free-lance orchestra musician in the Rhine-Main area. Concert tours and performances at various festivals such as the Biennale Munich, Schumannfest Düsseldorf, or the International ClarinetFest Madrid, lead her to several European countries and the USA.
Anna specializes particularly on chamber music. Together with violinist Anna Goebel, she founded the Duo con moto. Her Duo SaitenWind joint with Clarinet Simone Weber performs rare but remarkable repertoire. Additionally, she performs in various lineups: String trio, string quartet, cello ensemble, piano trio, salon ensemble, ...
Anna is a member of Metamorphosen Ensemble that amplifies the musical experience by combining sound and dance to an intense stage performance. In 2018, Anna appears as a stage musician in Rui Hortas dance theatre production “Everybody Knows” at Staatstheater Darmstadt.
Regularly, Anna writes articles and reviews for the music magazines „das Orchester“ and „Üben&Musizieren“. She published pedagogically commented sheet music for cello in the “Student Edition” at Schott Music. Anna is a dedicated teacher and happily passes her musical experience to students of all ages. She offers Hands-on Workshops to pass on her pedagogical concept to other instrumental teachers.
Duo con moto
Inspired by their successful collaboration in the Metamorphosen Ensemble, Anna Goebel and Anna Catharina Nimczik founded the Duo con moto in spring 2017. Duo con moto combines the sonorous voice of the cello and the brilliant sound of the violin to create differentiated tunes with high expressive power.
A comprehensive repertoire, ranging from baroque to contemporary compositions, encourages the two musicians to create diverse concert programs. They develop innovative concert formats that allow direct interaction with the audience and stimulate enthusiasm for their music.
The Metamorphosen Ensemble connects chamber music and dance to an intense stage experience. Inspired by Ovid's Metarmophoses, Anna Goebel and Leeroy Boone developed the production "Verwandlung", which premiered in monsun.theater Hamburg in June 2017.
Selected works by Szymanowski, Bach, Debussy, Ravel, and Shostakovitch meet choreographies by Leeroy Boone, Florimon Poisson, and Marc Jubete Bascompte. As a result, sound and movement blend into expressive interpretations.
In Duo SaitenWind, Clarinet and Cello bring to life
rarely-heard repertoire. Both instruments blend to a unique sound with appealing dialogues.
SaitenWind combines a variety of musical styles to
create a potpourri where Beethoven meets Flamenco and Hindemith contrasts Disco Beats.
The musicians lead their audience through the versatile program providing a very personal view on the music.