Born in Germany, Annette holds a diploma in classical and jazz saxophone from the University in Mainz, as well as an M.A. in musicology and German literature from the University in Frankfurt/Main. After a period of working as a music teacher and freelance saxophonist, she decided to develop her interest in opera and took up a position in the artistic planning office of Frankfurt Opera from 1999 to 2004. Relocating to the UK in 2004, she moved into the field of artist management and worked with a wide range of singers, instrumentalists and conductors, initially with Robert Gilder & Co, before taking up a position as Artist Manager with HarrisonParrott, where she developed a special interest in building the careers of young instrumentalists and conductors. She joined ICA in 2016 as a Senior Artist Manager. Annette is also an editor of the European Journal of Musicology and has published a book about Hans Werner Henze’s opera Der Prinz von Homburg.