Lives in Lübeck, Germany
- Ambassador Gautier Capuçon Selection
Anouchka Hack is acclaimed by audience and press for her expressive sound and vast musicality. With her captivating stage presence and her devoted interpretations, she convinces both as a soloist and in a Duo with her sister, pianist Katharina Hack.
Born 1996 in Antwerp, she grew up in a family of musicians in Germany, receiving cello lessons in Dortmund from the age of six. After several prizes at the national youth competition, she became a pre-student in 2011 in the class of Prof. Hans-Christian Schweiker at the Academy of Music in Cologne.
Since 2014, she has been studying with Prof. Troels Svane at the Academy of Music in Lübeck.
In the 2017/18 season, she was selected for Gautier Capucon ́s Classe d ́Excellence de Violoncelle at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris; the masterclasses and concerts are filmed and broadcasted by medici.tv and partly streamed on Radio Classique (FR).
Since her debut as a soloist in 2010, Anouchka Hack has been performing with numerous orchestras, including the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, the Französische Kammerphilharmonie and the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, with a wide range of repertoire reaching from the big solo concertos to double concertos and the triple concerto by Beethoven.
Anouchka Hack has been invited to play in various festivals, such as the Festival van Flandern, the International Music Festival Buxtehude and the Euregio Musikfestival. In 2017, she performed the Schumann concerto at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Together with her duo-partner and sister, pianist Katharina Hack, she performs at venues such as Beethovenhaus Bonn, Gasteig Munich and Kolosseum Lübeck. The duo has been broadcasted by the german radio stations NDR and WDR. In 2017, they were granted the Young Artist Award of the International Music Festival Buxtehude and won the second prize in the Possehl competition.
The duo takes a great interest in playing concerts in schools and for people without access to regular concert halls.
At masterclasses with David Geringas, Philippe Muller, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Jens- Peter Maintz and Ivan Monighetti, Anouchka Hack has gained further artistic inspiration and impulses as a cellist. In 2015 she won the furtherance prize in the Possehl competition. She has been given scholarships by the Dörken Foundation, Richard-Wagner Verband and the Possehl Foundation.
A prizewinner of the Wettbewerb des Deutschen Musikinstrumentenfonds, Anouchka Hack plays on a Bartolomeo Tassini Cello, Venice 1750, a generous loan of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
Cologne Academy Music
Studying in the class of Prof. Hans-Christian Schweiker
Lübeck Academy of Music
Studying in her bachelor degree with Prof. Troels Svane
Prize Winner, Deutscher Musikinstrumentenfonds
Hamburg, Germany, 2018
Second Prize (Duo), Possehl Music Competition
Lübeck, Germany, 2017
Young Artist Award , International Music Festival Buxtehude
Buxtehude, Germany, 2017
Furtherance Prize, Possehl Music Competition
Lübeck, Germany, 2015
First Prize, National Young Competition "Jugend Musiziert"