Anne Kirchmeier


Instigator of the project to produce playable versions of Leonardo da Vinci's recorders, Anne Kirchmeier is a concert performer, a recorder and fissure flute teacher at the Conservatory of Sion (Switzerland), and the president of ARCLV Association (Association de Recherche Culturelle L. de Vinci de Sion).


Anne Kirchmeier studied music at the Conservatories of Lausanne, Biel and Berlin with masters E. Mülli, G. Lünenbürger and H. Tol. In 1987 she won the "Concours National d'exécution musicale de Riddes" and, for three consecutive years, the coveted prize of the "Ernst Göhner" Foundation in Zurich.
In addition to the recorder, she dedicated himself to the practice of Czakan and flagioletti and to the rediscovery of specific nineteenth-century classical literature. She has performed as soloist in international festivals including the "Festival International de Musigua Antigua de Daroca", the Festival "Bern Dukaten Konzert", the Festival "Music and Science", Festival Iber Caja, Festival Caspar Sanz, Festival Flatus, the Conservatory of Music in Zaragoza, Conservatory of Music in Neuchâtel, Concerts at Villa Giulia, the National Museum of Musical Instruments in Rome, the Concerts of the Historical Museum of Lausanne. 
She has recorded recitals as soloist for various international radio stations (Radio and Television Suisse Romande, Radio Suisse Internationnale, Radio Digit and Vatican Radio). For the Swiss record label Flatus Recording, she recorded several CDs of music by B.Marcello, G.Donizetti, L.van Beethoven, L. Chaxelle.
For the Flatus editions she has edited critical editions of music for recorder by Roberto Valentino, Antonio Vivaldi, Martino Bitti, Joseph Plà, Filippo Ruge.   
Since 2019 she has been studying the slit flute by Leonardo da Vinci, realized according to Leonardo's original design by the L. da Vinci Cultural Research Association of Sion-Switzerland

Since 1991 she has held the chair of recorder at the Cantonal Conservatory of Music in Sion, she has taught the recorder at various international courses of Ancient Music ("Novantica", Frascati, Tuscania, Santulussurgiù) and held seminars at Swiss and European institutions including the Conservatory of Music in Neuchâtel, the Conservatory of Music "Santa Cecilia" in Rome, the Conservatorio Superiore di Musica in Zaragoza. Since 2015 she has been teaching recorder at the Nazareth Institute in Rome.

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