Johanna  Staemmler

Johanna Staemmler

Fellowship Holder of the Thuringian Postdoc Program For Young Female Scientists and Artists

Subject/Instrument: Chamber Music


Johanna Staemmler was born in Berlin in 1987. She started violin lessons at the age of five. In 2004, she was accepted by the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin as a junior student, and she began her formal studies there in 2007, in Professor Stephan Picard’s violin class. Her education as a soloist was complemented by additional studies in the subjects of Chamber Music and Historical Performance Practice.

Her in-depth involvement with chamber music has been supported by her mentors Professor Eberhard Feltz, the members of the Artemis Quartet, Professor Günter Pichler, Professor Antje Weithaas and Professor Tabea Zimmermann.

Johanna Staemmler has received numerous prizes and awards, including the Talent Award from the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer. At the age of 20, she was a finalist in the well-known Jeunesses Music Competition in Bucharest.

As a soloist, Johanna Staemmler has already performed concerts with renowned German orchestras, including the German String Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester. She made her debut with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michaeil Jurowski.

Since winning first prize and numerous special prizes at the ARD competition in Munich in 2012, Johanna Staemmler has performed as a guest artist with the Armida Quartet at well-known festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Rheingau Music Festival. Her concert trips have taken her to the biggest concert halls in Europe and Asia, while her discography encompasses numerous recordings of a very varied repertoire.

As part of her work as a chamber musician, Johanna Staemmler regularly works with well-known musicians like Jörg Widmann, Tabea Zimmermann, Kit Armstrong und Martin Fröst.

Since 2012, Johanna Staemmler has taught on a regular basis, and has given international masterclasses. In January 2016, she was a jury member at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University competition for the first time. Johanna Staemmler has led an innovative chamber music seminar (which she designed herself) at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar since January 2020.

Johanna Staemmler is a founding member of the Armida Quartet and plays a violin made by Goffredo Cappa (1690).

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