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 the
1st Price at the 1st. International Chamber Music Competition at the "Liechtensteiner Gitarrentage" LIGITA in Liechtenstein
1st Price at the 14th. International Enrico Mercatali Chamber Music Competition in Gorizia/Italy ,
1st Price at the I. International Chamber Music Competition in Braga/Portugal in March 2017
1st Price at the III. International Chamber Music Competition in Aschaffenburg
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 played concerts in Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, Czech Republic, Greece and Denmark.
They were part of Kammermusik in Buchholz (KIB) (2021) and got invited by the Danish Guitar Society to play at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen (2020) and played a live stream concert in the Gesellschaftshaus Magdeburg (2020). They were part of the Guitar Forum Prague (2020) and performed at the International Volos Guitar Festival/Greece on behalf of Leo Brouwer in 2019. They were part of the Darmstädter Gitarrentage (2019), the Klangnetz Festival for contemporary music (2018) and the Aschaffenburger Gitarrentage (2015).
They also play in different chamber music formations such as in a trio with the international awarded danish guitarist Niklas Johansen and in a trio with the viola player Lucas Freund - deputy solo viola player at the Staatstheater Mainz.
The twin sisters passed their post graduate performance degree Konzertexamen "chamber music" with distinction 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.