Prof. Anne-Kathrin Lindig | Photo: Bernd Lindig
Elected by the University Council: Prof. Anne-Kathrin Lindig becomes President of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar as of 1 July 2022
The University Assembly of the FRANZ LISZT University of Music Weimar elected Prof. Anne-Kathrin Lindig as the new President of the Weimar University of Music in a closed session. The 59-year-old violin professor and acting vice-president of the university will take office as successor to Prof. Dr. Christoph Stölzl on 1 July 2022. She was elected for a term of six years and has already accepted the election.
"The University Assembly wishes Prof. Lindig success and a happy hand in leading the renowned University of Music, which is known beyond the borders of Germany," said the Chairman of the University Assembly and the University Council, Prof. Dr. Arnulf Melzer (TU Munich).
"I would like to express my sincere thanks for the trust that the University Assembly has placed in me by electing me as President," said Prof. Anne-Kathrin Lindig. "This task is a great honour for me and provides tremendous encouragement. Being the first woman to hold this office in the university's 150-year history is a very special pleasure for me. I know that I can only accomplish the tasks ahead of me by working together. That's why I'm looking forward to intensive cooperation and am aware of the university's support."
Born in 1962 in Bismark in northern Saxony-Anhalt, Anne-Kathrin Lindig first attended the special school of the University of Music "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig before transferring to the special school of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar in 1976 - today's Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere. She began her violin and chamber music studies in 1980 at the University of Music in Weimar. From 1986 she taught at "her" conservatoire, first as an assistant, then from 1993 as a professor of violin.
Her teaching successes at the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere as a centre for highly gifted students at the University of Music in Weimar, as well as at the university itself, include around 100 first, second and third prizes for her students at the national competition "Jugend musiziert" and at many other national and international competitions in the subjects of violin and chamber music. Her students have received numerous permanent positions in German and international orchestras such as the SWR Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestras of Coburg, Heidelberg and Erfurt, the Meininger Hofkapelle, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, the Copenhagen Radio Symphony Orchestra and others.
Anne-Kathrin Lindig has given numerous concerts as a chamber musician and soloist throughout Europe, Israel, South Korea and China with musicians such as Igor Oistrakh, Thomas Brandis, Friedemann Eichhorn and Wally Hase. She was primaria of the Bergmann String Quartet and is a founding member of the Chamber Orchestra of the University of Music in Weimar. As a juror, she has been invited to international music competitions and regularly conducted master classes in South Korea, China, Germany and Poland. At the University of Music in Weimar, she served as Artistic Director of the Music Gymnasium Schloss Belvedere, as Vice-Rector for Artistic Practice from 2001 to 2010, and again as Vice-President for Artistic Practice since 2018.