Annette Walther was born in Hagen (Westfalen) and started playing the violin at age 4. After completing her Abitur in 1997, she continued her studies in the class of Prof. Ida Bieler at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf, and in 2003 she graduated her Diploma with distinction.
During this time she spent a year studying with Prof. David Takeno at the Guildhall School for Music and Drama in London, where she also took chamber music classes with Sir Colin Davis and the Takács Quartet.
Furthermore, masterclasses with Michelle Auclair, Yuri Bashmet, Thomas Brandis, Jürgen Kussmaul and Charles-Andre Linale have been of lasting importance to her musical development.
Annette has been a stipendiary of the Villa Musica and the Hartmut Schuler Foundations, and in 2004 she was awarded the Artland Musikpreis. In March 2006 she performed as a soloist with the Bergischen Sinfoniker, thereby completing her Aufbaustudium Konzertexamen with Prof. Vesselin Paraschkevov at the Folkwang- Hochschule in Essen with
distinction.
In the summer of 2008, Annette was appointed to the position of Violin Lecturer at the University of Witten.