Vita – english

Anissa Baniahmad grew up in Marburg and 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 into the conservatory’s “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. At first she studied in the class of Professor Paul Dahme, and from 2013 onwards, with Professor Stephanie Winker, former solo flutist at the Gewandhaus Leipzig.
Beginning in September 2017, Anissa Baniahmad studied for one year in Paris at the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique” with Professor Philippe Bernold as part of the Erasmus Programme. She conducted her Master’s studies with Professor Christina Fassbender at the UdK in Berlin.

The young flutist 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 baroque 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 German Academic Scholarship Foundation.

As a student, Anissa Baniahmad gathered significant orchestral experience playing for several youth orchestras; she performed in the Landesjugend-Sinfonieorchester Hessen and the Bundesjugendorchester, and afterwards she was a member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. During her studies, she gathered professional experience while regularly performing with the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, where she received 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 combinations with other instruments. From 2014-2022 she was a member of the Monet Wind Quintet, with whom she received a scholarship in both 2016 and 2019 after their successful participation in the German Music Competition. They were thusly included in the national selection of young artists.
She enjoys teaching students privately and has also been invited to teach an international master class in Montefrío (ES) in 2018 and has recently taught orchestral studies at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt am Main.

In the 2019/20 season she was solo flutist with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and is now playing on the same position at the National Theater Mannheim.