Annika Hinrichs is an emerging Australian classical vocalist and opera singer. In
2015 she was named as one of six finalists in the prestigious Joan Sutherland and
Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award, as well as one of eight finalists in the 2015
National Liederfest. She was accepted as a student of internationally renowned
vocal coach Margaret Baker-Genovesi in late 2009, and is currently in her fourth
year at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music majoring in Advanced Classical
Vocal Performance and studying with Margaret Schindler. She recently won the
Elizabeth Muir Memorial Prize (undergraduate) for opera studies and the Linda Edith
Allen Undergraduate Award.
Annika has been performing at private, public, corporate and charity events throughout
Queensland since 2007, both as a soloist and as part of duet ensemble ELAN
Sopranos. Her diverse musicianship skills recently saw her appointed to a position
singing in the St. Stephen’s Cathedral Schola in Brisbane, as well as making several
guest appearances performing as part of distinguished choral ensemble The Australian Voices.
In 2014, Annika was privileged to perform the role of Matsya in the world premiere of the new Australian
opera, ‘Floods’, and her performance credits in 2015 include singing in the
professional season of a new adaptation of the Euripides play ‘Medea’ at La Boite
Theatre, and performing the role of ‘Virtù’ in the Queensland Conservatorium’s
production of ‘L’incoronazione di Poppea’.
Annika began her studies on trumpet at an early age, and has been performing at
events around Queensland since 2006. Her most recent performance credits include
concerts with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra and the Queensland
Philharmonia. She has been a member of pit orchestras for productions by amateur
theatre company Redcliffe Music Theatre, as well as performing with members of the
Queensland Pops Orchestra as part of the Mansfield Collective in the 2013 and 2014
productions of ‘Brisbane Sings’.
During her time at Mansfield State High School she
was accepted five times into the annual State Honours Ensemble Program, and in
2011 successfully auditioned on trumpet for the MOST (Musically Outstanding
Students) program and granted a Creative Generation Award for Excellence in