Studies / Education
Anja studied classical clarinet (E flat, bass clarinet, and basset horn) under W. Hannak in Bremen, and under Prof. G. Zeretzke in Berlin; further education and training included Alto Saxophone, and later also Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone as well as Baritone Saxophone.
Engagements since 1994
First Solo Clarinet of Philharmonic Orchestra of Central Saxony in Freiberg.
Anja further collaborated with the Philharmonic State Orchestra Bremen, the WDR Radio Orchestra in Cologne, the Philharmonic Orchestra Robert- Schumann Chemnitz, the Dresdner Philharmonie and the Staatskapelle Dresden.
Concerts & Repertory (selection)
First solo concert with Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 for as part of the Cultural Summer Festival of Central Saxony, which was also broadcast live on Radio MDR.
Clarinet Concerto No.1 in F minor, Op.73, by Carl Maria von Weber
Concerto in E flat major for alto saxophone and string orchestra, Op. 109, by Alexander Glazunov
Concerto for Two Saxophones & Orchestra by Paul Carr, performed together with Andy Miles and the WDR Radio Orchestra in Cologne
Live broadcast of the classical radio programme “Deutschland Rundfahrt“, transmitted live from “Städtische Festsaal” in Freiberg, Central Saxony
World Premiere of ”New York Jazz Suite for Two Saxophones and Symphony Orchestra in five movements”, by Hans-Peter Preu, written exclusively for Andy Miles and Anja Bachmann. Recorded together with the WDR Radio Orchestra in Cologne in 2009 and performed live at the "Klaus von Bismarck Saal" at WDR in Cologne in October 2010, again in collaboration with the WDR Radio Orchestra, under the direction of Neil Thomson.
Concert of Argentinian bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla and jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan’s “Summit” for Baritone Saxophone, Bandoneon, Piano, Bass and Orchestra, at Philharmonic of Central Saxony, under the direction of Jan Michael Horstmann.
Concert of Norwegian composer Martin Romberg’s „The Tale of Taliesin“ for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, performed in presence of the composer.
World Premiere of "Since we first met ... Two reeds are not enough !" by Hans-Peter Preu, suite in five movements for 2x4 Clarinets/Saxophones and Symphony Orchestra
World Premiere at Nikolaikirche zu Freiberg, under the direction of GMD Raoul Grüneis, Mittelsächsische Philharmonie,
Soloists: Anja Bachmann & Hans-Christian Wicke
Own Projects and Ensembles
Trio Insolite >>>
Con Passione >>>
Chamber Music Quint Essenz
Organ & Clarinet / Saxophone >>>
Harts un Neschome >>>
Jazz & Relaxation
Timeless Harmony >>>
Trio Stiletto >>>
Recordings & Discography
- Harts un Neschome -
„Von Jiddisch…bis Klezmer“
- Timeless Harmony -
Silent dance beyond the moon
- Novalis -
Mensch sein ist eine Kunst
Also available are various recordings with Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, WDR Radio Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Central Saxony, and other ensembles.