Though Anna’s parents aren’t musicians by trade, she came into contact with music from a very early age due to her music-loving parents. She received her very first lessons from her mother on the recorder, and went on to complete her high school and junior studies at the Conservatory of Feldkirch Austria in piano and cello.
Anna earned a bachelor's degree in cultural and business studies, but her sister, the baroque oboe player Tatjana Zimre, sparked her interest in historical performance during this time, leading her to the baroque cello and subsequently to the viola da gamba. It was love at first sight. The playing posture without an endpin made the cello feel like a part of the body, and the warm sound of the gut strings, the language of baroque phrasing, the freedom and autonomy of interpretation, playing from manuscripts, the intellectual challenge and stimulation of studying historical treatises – it felt like coming home.
In addition to the baroque cello and the five-stringed violoncello piccolo, Anna also plays all sizes of the viola da gamba.
After graduating from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, where she studied with Kristin von der Goltz and Hartwig Groth, Anna continued her master’s degree and post graduate studies with Vittorio Ghielmi at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. She has additionally studied and collaborated in masterclasses and projects with renowned musicians such as Alfredo Bernardini, Ophelie Gaillard, Gerhard Darmstadt, and Friederike Heumann.
Anna plays regularly with ensembles such as Academia Montis Regalis, Händelfestspielorchester Halle, Orchester Wiener Akademie, La Folia Barockorchester, Kölner Akademie, and Hofkapelle München, and she has appeared in well-known early music festivals such as the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Händel Festspiele Göttingen, Händel Festspiele Halle, Rheingau Musikfestival, Wratislavia Cantans Bresslau, Esto es Mozart Festival Mexiko, Niedersächsische Musiktage.
As a lecturer at the Bavarian Youth Baroque Orchestra, she introduces the young musicians to playing with historical instruments and coaches the bass group.
Anna is a founding member of Munich Baroque, a promising young baroque orchestra. The orchestra was launched in 2017 with a brilliant debut concert, and is in the process of making a name for itself in the Munich concert scene.