The twin sisters Anne Baumbach (flute) and Thea Baumbach (guitar) are a chamber music duo from Magdeburg/Germany.
They are an international awarded duo, winning 1st Price at the 14th. International Enrico Mercatali Chamber Music Competition in Gorizia/Italy in Mai 2017, the 1st Price at the I. International Chamber Music Competition in Braga/Portugal in March 2017 and the 1st Price at the III. International Chamber Music Competition in Aschaffenburg in March 2014.
In March 2017 the sisters released their debut album "legenden" under the label QBK Records. A reportage about the duo in the series "Next Generation" of the german radio channel "MDR Kultur" was released on 22nd of August 2017.
The duo collaborates with internationally successful composers such as Thomas Nathan Krüger, Erik Højsgaard and Eunsung Kim.
The sisters were part of the Klangnetz Festival for contemporary music, the Aschaffenburger Gitarrentage and played amoung other concerts in the Gesellschaftshaus Magdeburg. This year they performed at the International Volos Guitar Festival on behalf of Leo Brouwer. In november they are going to play in Gotha and Mainz together with the viola player Lucas Freund and in december they will be part of the Darmstädter Gitarrentage.
Together the twin sisters study the post graduate performance degree Konzertexamen "chamber music" at the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar with Prof. Ricardo Gallén.
Thea studied her Master degree with Prof. Ricardo Gallén in Weimar while Anne received the Master of Music at the Music Academy Basel in the flute class of Prof. Felix Renggli.
They completed their respective diploma degrees in Weimar with Prof. Wally Hase (flute) and Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering (guitar). During this time Anne Baumbach went to Straßbourg/France to study one year with Sandrine Francois while Thea Baumbach went to Turku/Finland to study with Timo Korhonen.
As scholarship holders of the association Yehudi Menuhin LMN Weimar e.V., the sisters support with their music people who are no longer able to attend concerts independently.