Johanna STAEMMLER was born in Berlin in 1987. She received her first violin lessons at the age of five from her grandfather, Wolfgang Engel. In 2004, she began her studies with Prof. Johannes Kittel as a junior student at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music, Berlin, and since 2007 studied there with Prof. Stephan Picard. Johanna Staemmler graduated at the Hochschule „Hanns Eisler Berlin“ (Violin solo Diploma), at the Universität der Künste Berlin (Chamber Music Master) as well as at the Mozarteum Salzburg (Historical Performance Practice).
Already before she finished her comprehensive studies Johanna Staemmler devoted great energy to chamber music, which led to the foundation of the Armida Quartett in 2006.
Her wide experience as a chamber musician is a result of working with great musical personalities like Prof. Eberhard Feltz, Alfred Brendel, Prof. Eckart Runge (Artemis Quartet), Prof. Natalia Prischepenko, Prof. Antje Weithass and Prof. Tabea Zimmermann. She also performed together with renowned soloists such as Martin Helmchen, Julian Steckel and Kit Armstrong.
Johanna Staemmler is an ambitious soloist, too, and has performed with the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, the Brandenburg Staatsorchester and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. In addition to that she played in leading positions in various chamber orchestras such as the „Deutsches Kammerorchester“.
With the Armida Quartett, Johanna Staemmler won the first Prize and six additional Special Prizes at the ARD Music Competition in 2012 and performs concerts all over the world by now.
Johanna Staemmler teaches regularly and was recently a member of the jury at the German Hochschulwettbewerb Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
Johanna Staemmler plays a violin made by Goffredo Cappa (1690).