Annette Osann

Born in 1974 in Stuttgart (Germany)

  • She began her musical education playing cello in Augsburg.
  • 1995/1998 Annette studied at the School for Violin Making in Mittenwald
  • 1998/99 she completed her apprenticeship in the Schellong Osann workshop in Hamburg, where she passed the journeyman’s examination
  • since 1998 she has concentrated on nyckelharpa making
  • 1999/2000 she worked together with J-C. Condi (Remoncourt)
  • since 2001 she has developed a personal nyckelharpa model, and during this time she has also worked in A. Meyer's workshop (Metz) and in N. Desmarais' workshop (Grenoble).

In 2007 Annette opened her own workshop in Dole (France) for

  • nyckelharpa making
  • making and restoring baroque instruments
  • common repairs for string instruments.

In 2009, Annette was invited to the Masters' Masterclass at the ESI in Tobo (Sweden) as a nyckelharpa maker from outside Sweden


Annette performs as a soloist on nyckelharpa and

  • since 2005 she plays in Duo Arcangelo with Juliette Thiebergien (baroque cello)
  • since 2009 she plays chamber music together with Elise Rollin (organ)
  • since 2013 cooperation with Caterina Other, Jule Bauer und Susanne Brameshuber in "Nyckelharpaquartett"
  • 2014 formation of the Ensemble for Early Music of the Renaissance and Baroque Era "Le Insolite Note"
  • she performs concerts with the «Nyckelharpa Network Orchestra» and the members of the «CADENCE» and "ENCORE" project
  • since 2015 she plays Folk Music and Early Music with the "Compagnie Karovan"
  • 2019 she creates the original Trio Nyckelharpa, Organ and Percussion with Elise Rollin and Valentin Cointot

Annette teaches nyckelharpa playing

  • at the Akademie Burg Fürsteneck (Germany)
  • at the Scuola di Musica Popolare di Forlimpopoli (Italy)
  • at the "Atelier Karovan" in Dole, "Convention de partenariat" with the CRD of Dole (France)
  • at the "Ecole de musique Rives de Saône" (France)

She not only teaches playing technique, but also the basics of instrument making and instrument care.

In 2010 & 2011 she participated in the European Project « CADENCE »,In 2013 in the European Project "ENCORE"
In 2013 she attended the Masterclass with Marco Ambrosini, Nyckelharpa Ensemble, Institut für Alte Musik, Trossingen
In 2014 she attended the Masterclass with Marco Ambrosini, Early Music For Nyckelharpa, Scuola Musicale Bertinoro
(in co-operation with: Fondazione Alma Mater, Konservatorium Wien University and the Musikhochschule Trossingen Music University)

Since 2017 she teaches Early Music For Nyckelharpa at the Nyckelharpa Campus Bertinoro (Italy), parallel to the Summer Master Class, Early Music For Nyckelharpa with Marco Ambrosini

In 2017 and 2019 she organized together with Susanne Brameshuber the exchange of Austrian and French nyckelharpa students "Frankreich trifft Österreich"