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ANNA HANDLER
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ABOUT

Anna Isabella Handler (born 1996) was raised in Munich by German and Colombian parents. She studied piano at the Accademia Pianistica di Imola and, after completing her A Levels in October 2014, began her artistic piano studies at the Musikhochschule München in the class of Adrian Oetiker. Since April 2019 she has been a master student at the Folkwang University of the Arts in the class of Henri Sigfridsson. 
In addition, she has been studying orchestral conducting at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar since the winter semester of 2018/19, and she holds the prestigious Cusanuswerk scholarship. She received invaluable guidance throughout her classes from Pavel Gililov, Arie Vardi, Rudi Spring, Constantinos Carydis and Johannes Schlaefli.   

Handlers greatest passion is conducting from the piano: at the 3rd International Hans-von-Bülow Competition in Meiningen in September 2018, she made her Mozart debut with the Meininger Hofkapelle, and became the first woman to place third in the category Conducting from the piano. She has won different prizes at national and international piano competitions and received the Rising Star award of the European Culture Found, EUROPAMUSICALE in October 2019.
She often plays alongside her sister, the violinist Laura Handler, and together they performed at the star gala of Bayerischer Rundfunk and at the Lviv MozArt Festival in Ukraine. In addition, she has found success as a conductor: in 2011 she won the competition “Junior Assistant Ensemble conductor” of the Bavarian Ministry of Culture, and then founded her own chamber orchestra, the New Munich Youth Orchestra, which aims to introduce elementary students to classical music. In January 2016, her work was recorded by Bayerisches Fernsehen. 
She worked as musical assistant to Oksana Lyniv and co-conductor for the opera productions Mauerschau (2016) and Greek (2017) at the Bavarian State Opera. For the 2019/20 season she was commissioned by the Bavarian State Opera for the musical direction of EVA and ADAM, which premiered on 19.06.2019 at the Munich Opera Festival. Following that collaboration, she was again invited to lead the Premiere of OUT OF THE BOX on 08.07.2020 at the Munich Opera Festival.

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CONCERTS

26.09.2019
EVE AND ADAM 07:30 PM, Rennert-Saal
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The trilogy that started with NOAH and continued with MOSES now proceeds with a project series that tackles religious thematic stories. For the third part of the cooperation with young people that have fled to or are native to Munich we go back to the origins of human history. In the creation myth a world view is constructed, in which an Almighty Father creates a man as the first human and from his ribs creates a woman for him, who is responsible for the subsequent expulsion from paradise. This Christian story-telling tradition struggles here with the Jewish and Islamic way of representing our origin. Beginning with biographies of young people searching for their place in the world, EVA UND ADAM asks the question about a new start in a strange world and the possibility of an emancipated co-habitation, not just for the two genders, but also for different religious communities. The musical theatre project combines music and arrangements from Joseph Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with new compositions and musical ideas of the young people.
27.09.2019
EVE AND ADAM 07:30 PM, Rennert-Saal
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The trilogy that started with NOAH and continued with MOSES now proceeds with a project series that tackles religious thematic stories. For the third part of the cooperation with young people that have fled to or are native to Munich we go back to the origins of human history. In the creation myth a world view is constructed, in which an Almighty Father creates a man as the first human and from his ribs creates a woman for him, who is responsible for the subsequent expulsion from paradise. This Christian story-telling tradition struggles here with the Jewish and Islamic way of representing our origin. Beginning with biographies of young people searching for their place in the world, EVA UND ADAM asks the question about a new start in a strange world and the possibility of an emancipated co-habitation, not just for the two genders, but also for different religious communities. The musical theatre project combines music and arrangements from Joseph Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with new compositions and musical ideas of the young people.
28.09.2019
EVE AND ADAM 07:30 PM, Rennert-Saal
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The trilogy that started with NOAH and continued with MOSES now proceeds with a project series that tackles religious thematic stories. For the third part of the cooperation with young people that have fled to or are native to Munich we go back to the origins of human history. In the creation myth a world view is constructed, in which an Almighty Father creates a man as the first human and from his ribs creates a woman for him, who is responsible for the subsequent expulsion from paradise. This Christian story-telling tradition struggles here with the Jewish and Islamic way of representing our origin. Beginning with biographies of young people searching for their place in the world, EVA UND ADAM asks the question about a new start in a strange world and the possibility of an emancipated co-habitation, not just for the two genders, but also for different religious communities. The musical theatre project combines music and arrangements from Joseph Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with new compositions and musical ideas of the young people.
29.09.2019
EVE AND ADAM 07:30 PM, Rennert-Saal
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The trilogy that started with NOAH and continued with MOSES now proceeds with a project series that tackles religious thematic stories. For the third part of the cooperation with young people that have fled to or are native to Munich we go back to the origins of human history. In the creation myth a world view is constructed, in which an Almighty Father creates a man as the first human and from his ribs creates a woman for him, who is responsible for the subsequent expulsion from paradise. This Christian story-telling tradition struggles here with the Jewish and Islamic way of representing our origin. Beginning with biographies of young people searching for their place in the world, EVA UND ADAM asks the question about a new start in a strange world and the possibility of an emancipated co-habitation, not just for the two genders, but also for different religious communities. The musical theatre project combines music and arrangements from Joseph Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with new compositions and musical ideas of the young people.
02.10.2019
EVE AND ADAM 06:00 PM, Rennert-Saal
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31.10.2019
Förderpreis Rising Stars 08:00 PM, Kaiser-Friedrich Halle, Mönchengladbach
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20.01.2020
New Year´s Concert 19.00 Uhr, Audimax, TU Ilmenau
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Akademisches Orchester der TU Ilmenau e.V.

Laura Handler, Solovioline

Anna Handler, Leitung

R.Schumann:            Ouvertüre, Scherzo und Finale Op. 52
H.Wieniawski:           Fantasie brilliante für Solovioline und Orchester Op. 20
J.Haydn:                    Sinfonie Nr. 104 in D-Dur

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