Anna Preyss-Bator

Skrzypce i prowadzenie

Anna Preyss-Bator

The violinist Anna Preyss-Bator was born in Danzig, Poland.  She attended the High School for Music and the Arts in Danzig, graduating with honors in 1972.  While still a pupil there, she already took part in concert tours and competitions: in 1970, she won the first H. Wieniawski Music Festival in Lublin as well as the National Competition for Young Violinists in Warsaw.

In 1972, she was accepted into the violin class of Prof. Stefan Herman at the Music University in Danzig.  While still a student, Preyss-Bator took part in numerous master classes and interpretation seminars with artists such as Wolfgang Marschner (Freiburg), Jean Fournier (Paris), Oleg Krysa, Fjodor Druzynin (Moscow), and Igor Bezrodny (Weimar).  During this time, she also won the Karol Szymanowski Competition in Warsaw and (with the Danzig Piano Trio) the Lodz Chamber Music Competition.

From 1976-1981, Preyss-Bator was concertmaster of the Camerata Academica Gedanensis, the predecessor of the Polish Chamber Orchestra.  The orchestra was awarded a silver medal at the Herbert von Karajan Festival in Berlin.

In 1978, Preyss-Bator completed her university concert examination with honors, receiving the diploma “Magister Artrium”.

Following the completion of her studies, she served as a teaching assistant for violin and chamber music at the Music University in Danzig.

As part of a program for the reunification of families, Preyss-Bator moved to Hamburg, Germany in 1981.  Since then, she has performed regularly in Germany as well as in Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Luxemburg, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, South Korea, China, Brazil, and the USA.

From 1984 until 2009, she was concertmaster of the KlassikPhilharmonie Hamburg and was often featured as a soloist with this orchestra.

In 1992, she founded the Hamburg Piano Trio.  This ensemble has performed extensively throughout the world, for example at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, in Scandinavia and in Poland.  The group has travelled several times to Brazil where, in addition to performing, its members led master classes in Londrina, Goiania, and Sao Paulo.

In 2009, during a concert tour in China, Preyss-Bator was invited to direct a workshop in Beijing.

Since 2002, Anna Preyss-Bator has taught violin and chamber music at the Johannes Brahms Conservatory in Hamburg, where she also regularly leads master classes.  In 2007, Preyss-Bator founded the chamber orchestra Hamburg Strings, which has quickly established itself as one of Hamburg’s leading string ensembles.

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