Annemie Osborne starts studying the cello at Luxembourg Conservatory with Claude Giampellegrini at age 8, continues at the University of Leeds (U.K.) with Anna Shuttleworth and accomplishes her Master’s degree in the class of Jeroen Reuling at Brussels Conservatory. She has had the opportunity to participate in various masterclasses with, amongst others, Claus Kanngiesser, Johannes Goritzki, François Guye, Olsi Leka, Lluis Claret and Istvan Varga.
It is from the age of 16 that she discovers and develops an interest in Jazz, improvised music, and World Music. Since then she has continually been exploring improvisation in various musical settings and encounters. Initiated to Jazz with Gast Waltzing, Marc Demuth and André Klenes, she has more recently been following classes of free improvisation with Kris Defoort at Brussels Conservatory.
Moreover, her interest in music therapy and the encounter with music therapist Martine Wallenborn and the Taka Tuka Ensemble, as well as a music therapy course at the ‘Bodenseeinstitut’ in Bregenz (AU) in 2008/2009 have become an essential source of inspiration to her practice of music.
Her diverse influences find a place in original projects such as “OakTree”, the Belgian-Luxembourg trio with the singer Sarah Klenes and the accordion player Thibault Dille, the groups “Philémon” and “Octet Red”, as well as in collaboration with various musicians and singers in Jazz and Pop-Folk projects, such as Corean singer Jihye Lee, Polish singer Grzegorz Karnas and Belgian pop-folk singer and pianist Mathilde Renault. In october 2013 she creates together with pianist Françoise Tonteling and percussionist Michel Mootz the project “Julia goes Mercutio” that relates original arrangements of pieces from the classical repertoire, especially that of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by S. Prokofiev – for the instrumentation of their trio – with personal compositions and improvisations.
Since January 2015 she’s touring with the cello quartet of the ‘Aton & Armide’ collective in the theater piece ‘Children of Nowhere’ by Fabrice Murgia, and since september 2013 she is regularly invited to play with Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra (OCL).