Anna Mehlin | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Dusseldorf, Germany
Member since 02.02.2017


Anna Mehlin often went to sleep to the sound of her mother playing the violin when she was a child, so from early on she felt a close emotional connection to the sound of the instrument which, to her, always had something soothing and comforting about it. Her parents, both violinists in professional orchestras, hoped to persuade her to take up the harp, but Anna Mehlin had already fallen for the sound of the violin, with its wealth of expressive possibilities.

She first studied under Friedemann Eichhorn at the Liszt School of Music Weimar, and later under Antje Weithaas at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin. She completed her studies by attending masterclasses with Mauricio Fuks, Joshua Bell, Mihaela Martin and Mark Kaplan. Her studies were supported by several grants, including from the German Foundation for Musical Life and the Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz. A winner of several competitions, including the Artistic Merit Award from Indiana University and the “Grand Dominique” International Violin Competition, she gained her first orchestral experience in the youth symphony orchestra of the Tonhalle Dusseldorf and the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie.

In 2015, she joined the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy, where she was taught by Christian Stadelmann. In 2016, she successfully auditioned for a position in the second violin section, which she took up in January 2017. In addition to being a nature-lover and a keen walker, Anna Mehlin’s hobbies include exhibition and museum visits, and cooking.

Ensembles of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Philharmonisches Streichensemble
Berliner Barock Solisten

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