Anissa Baniahmad from Marburg received her first flute lessons at the age of nine.
In 2006 she began studying at Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory in Frankfurt with Professor Paul Dahme, solo flutist at the Frankfurt Opera. Five years later she was accepted there into the “Pre-College”. During a stay abroad Anissa Baniahmad took lessons with Dr. Catherin Ramirez at the Shepherd-Music-School / Rice-University in Houston (Texas).
She completed her Bachelor’s degree with distinction at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. First she studied in the class of Professor Paul Dahme, since 2013 with Professor Stephanie Winker, former solo flutist at the Gewandhaus Leipzig.
The young flutist has won numerous 1st and 2nd national prizes at Jugend musiziert. In 2010 she was awarded the special prize for modern music at the “Musik Talente” competition, and in the following year the special prizes of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. In addition, she received a chamber music sponsorship prize for early music and a scholarship from Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory. In 2013 she won the 2nd prize at the international competition “Concours pour Jeunes Solistes” in Luxembourg. Since 2015 she has been a scholarship holder of the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund and in 2016 she was accepted into the sponsorship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
Anissa Baniahmad has already gained numerous orchestral experiences: after playing in the Landesjugend-Sinfonieorchester Hessen and the Bundesjugendorchester, she has been a member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie since 2016. In addition, since 2012 she has played as a regular temp in the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, where she has been given a temporary contract for the 2015/2016 season. Other temporary positions have also taken her to the Deutsches Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz and the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, among others.
As a passionate chamber musician, she plays concerts in a wide variety of instrumentations. She is also a member of the Monet Wind Quintet, founded in 2014, with which she received a scholarship in both spring 2016 and 2019 after successful participation in the German Music Competition and was thus included in the national selection of young artists.
In the summer of 2018 she was invited to give an international master class in Montefrío, Spain.
From September 2017 Anissa Baniahmad studied for one year in Paris at the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique” with Prof. Philippe Bernold as part of the Erasmus Programme. In October 2018 she began her Master’s studies with Prof. Christina Fassbender at the UdK in Berlin.
For the 2019/20 season she will be the principal flutist with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.