Anne studied the violin at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt. She was a member of the Orfeo Quartet which won a scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for a year's post-graduate study in Budapest. With the Quartet she toured throughout Europe and in South America. Anne has played in the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and Hesse State Theatre Orchestra Wiesbaden in Germany. Anne made the major decision to leave Germany and joined the NZSO in 2000.