Franziska Ammer

Franziska Ammer has been teaching students of all ages for over 30 years. Passing on her passion for the cello and music in general plays a central role in her professional life.

Franziska Ammer was born in Karlsruhe in 1967 into a family of the musicians Angela and Stefan Ammer. In 1984 the family immigrated to Adelaide, Australia. There Franziska studied at the Elder Conservatorium of Music with Kurt Hess and Janis Laurs. This was followed by further studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany, with Professor Marcel Cervera and Professor Christoph Henkel, which she completed with honours.

She has been a multiple finalist and winner of various competitions, including the Mendelssohn Competition in Freiburg and a finalist in the Young Performers Awards in Australia, where she performed as a soloist with various Australian radio orchestras. Franziska has also participated in international festivals, such as the ‘Pacific Music Festival’ in Japan and ‘A Classical Winter In Jerusalem’ in Israel.

She has many years of concert experience as a chamber and orchestral musician (Opera Australia, Sydney; Zürcher Symphoniker) and today lives in Zurich since 2002.

Her students successfully take part in competitions, play in various orchestras, and take part in chamber music projects.