Annika came to Liverpool Hope in April 2018 as a postdoc research fellow in Music funded by an Early-Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust. She started this fellowship at the University of Bristol in 2015, and in September 2018 takes up a Lectureship in Music at Hope.
Annika studied Musicology and Philosophy (Magistra Artium) in Heidelberg and at Humboldt-University Berlin, and Music (PhD) at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research centres on twentieth-century music (in particular British), musical modernism, women in music, and collaboration and biography. She has recently published articles in Twentieth Century Music (2017) and The Musical Times (2018), and a book chapter in a collection on composer Elizabeth Maconchy (Universal Edition, 2018). Her current project is a monograph on the musical work and collaboration of composer Elisabeth Lutyens and conductor/music enabler Edward Clark in twentieth-century British music. The book is currently in preparation.
Annika has taught music history, aesthetics, and analysis at Bristol, Leeds Trinity, City Lit London, and Royal Holloway London, and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Beyond academia, she has written programme notes for Bavarian Radio, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, and Komische Oper Berlin. She consulted on Bristol Ensemble's Notes for Women 2018 project and has worked as a freelance translator and piano accompanist.