Annique Göttler was born on August 9th 1995 in Tübingen, Germany. She received her first piano lessons from Nicola Hollenbach at the music school in Herrenberg at the age of five. In Herrenberg she finished high school (Gymnasium) while studying at the music school in Stuttgart from 2007 until 2013 with Romuald Noll. After finishing her Bachelor (2017) and Masters degree (2020) at the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts, she continues studying the concert exam with Prof. Hans-Peter Stenzl at the same university. The concert exam program serves as the purely artistic form of the third stage and is almost solely aimed at deepening the distinctiveness as a soloist.
Annique won first prizes at “Jugend musiziert” several times, in the solo category as well as in the chamber music category, and also first prizes in other national competitions like the “Matthaes” Competition Stuttgart or the Piano Competition Nuremberg. In 2012 she was finalist at the international piano competition Ettlingen. In 2009 and 2012 she held the Carl-Heinz-Illies Scholarship of the German Music Foundation. Her performance of Chopin’s 2nd scherzo in b flat minor, Mendelssohn's piano trio no.1 and Mozart's piano trio no.6 were broadcast live by the Saarland and Bavarian radio. In 2010 she performed the 1st piano concerto by Chopin on the occasion of a gala concert of the German-Polish Society. In 2012 she played piano concertos by Liszt, no.1 in e flat major with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in the Meistersinger Hall Nuremberg, Mozart, no.21 in c major and Rachmaninoff 3 in d minor. Furthermore, she gave several piano recitals e.g. in the “Liederhalle” Stuttgart, where she performed inter alia all 12 Etudes Op.10 by Frédéric Chopin. 2016 she won the 2nd price ex aequo at the international piano competition Palma D'Oro, a first price was not awarded. Also, in 2016, Annique won the Bruno-Frey Music Award and played Beethovens 5th piano concerto in e flat major with the Symphony Orchestra Ostfildern.
"The pianist captivated with a large expressive range, both with a powerful virile touch and with the creative power of female sensitivity."