Anouchka Hack is acclaimed by audience and press for her expressive sound and vast musicality. With her captivating stage presence and devoted interpretations, she convinces both as a soloist and in a Duo with her sister, pianist Katharina Hack. Concert engagements have led her to play in halls like the Beethovenhaus Bonn, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Musikverein Vienna and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
She is a „Debut“ artist in Nikolaisaal Potsdam, the series featuring recitals and solo appearances in three seasons. Concert engagements for the current season comprise recitals of the Duo Hack, a Solo appearance with Dubois´ double concerto for cello, piano and orchestra with the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, and chamber concerts with (amongst others) Gautier Capuçon and Kian Soltani, such as in the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin. Another project is a chamber music CD recording with Warner Classics. This summer, Anouchka Hack will be part of the Verbier Festival Academy.
In the coming season, solo appearances with the Sinfonieorchester Erfurt and the Brandenburger Symphoniker as well as the Orchesterzentrum Dortmund Orchestra and recitals with Katharina Hack in the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are scheduled. Anouchka Hack will also be part of a concert with Weinbergs Preludes at Konzerthaus Dortmund.
In 2020, the Duo´s first CD, featuring works by Dmitri Shostakovitch, was released at GENUIN classics, and was nominated for the German record critics award and the Opus Klassik award.
Furthermore, Anouchka and Katharina Hack have recently co-founded the meetMUSIC Open Air in Mettingen, Germany. As the artistic directors, they have put together a compelling and multi-facetted festival program with excellent young chamber music ensembles, such as the vision string quartet.
Anouchka´s concerts have been broadcast by the WDR and NDR, Radio Classique (FR) and by medici.tv. In November 2018 she gave her debut at the Berliner Philharmoniker Lunch concert series at the Berliner Philharmonie together with Katharina Hack, in summer 2019 they were invited to play a recital at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
Since making her debut in 2010 at the Festival van Flandern, Anouchka Hack regularly performs with various orchestras, such as the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, the Sinfonia Rotterdam and the Zagreb Soloists. In 2017 her Duo was granted the „Young Artist Award“ at the International Music Festival Buxtehude and the second prize at the Possehl competition, in the 2017/18 season they were presented in the series „Best of NRW“.
Born 1996 in Antwerp, Anouchka Hack received her musical education as a pre-student at the Musikhochschule Cologne from Prof. Hans-Christian Schweiker; from 2014 to 2018 she studied at the Academy of Music in Lübeck with Prof. Troels Svane. Since 2018, she is studying with Prof. Frans Helmerson, first at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, since 2020 at the Kronberg Academy. Her studies are supported by the Casals Patronat.
She received further musical impulses from David Geringas, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Andras Schiff, Steven Isserlis, Gidon Kremer and from Gautier Capuçon, for whose „Classe d´Excellence de Violoncelle“ at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris she was selected in 2017/18.
Anouchka Hack is a scholarship holder of the Mozart-Gesellschaft Dortmund, the Ritter-Foundation and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. As a prizewinner of the Wettbewerb des deutschen Musikinstrumentenfonds, Anouchka Hack plays on a Cello by Bartolomeo Tassini, Venice 1769.