Anne-Kathrin Lindig, Germany (Head of the Jury)
Born in 1962, she began tuition for violin in 1969 at the Musikschule Stendal. As of 1976, Anne-Kathrin Lindig took violin lessons from Prof. Jost Witter at the Spezialschulen Halle and Weimar, before completing her studies in violin from 1980 to 1986 at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar. In addition she took a further chamber music course under Prof. Peter Mirring, the first concertmaster of the Staatskapelle Dresden. As first violinist of the Bergmann String Quartet, she has given concerts in Warsaw, Moscow, Szombathely, numerous German cities as well as in Cuba. From 1986 to 1993, Anne-Kathrin Lindig worked as an assistant for violin at the Weimar Hochschule, before becoming a professor for violin in 1993. Chamber music concerts have led her to concert stages across Europe, South Korea and China. She has furthermore performed with the Franz-Liszt chamber orchestra in various European cities and worked as a judge for international violin competitions. From 1993 to 2001, Anne-Kathrin Lindig was the director of the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere, the centre for highly gifted students of the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar. Until 2010 she was in office as prorector for artistic practice at the Weimar Hochschule. Since 2014 she has been the artistic director of the international JOSEPH JOACHIM Chamber Music Competition.