Prof. Marie Luise Neunecker studied musicology and German and completed her instrumental studies in French horn with Erich Penzel in Cologne. Her first position was at the Frankfurt Opera, after which she became principal horn with the Bamberg Symphony and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. She wn awards in several international competitions: German Music Competition Bonn, International ARD Competition, first prize in the international "Concert Artists Guild" in New York. As soloist, Marie Luise Neunecker has appeared with orchestras in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, the USA and Japan. She is a regular guest at international festivals such as the Salzburg, Schleswig Holstein, Marlboro and Vienna Festivals. She performs chamber music with such artists as Frank Peter Zimmermann, Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt and the Zehetmair/Petersen Quartet. The world premiere of the horn concerto "Hamburgisches Konzert", written for her by György Ligeti, under the baton of George Benjamin with the Asko Ensemble in January, 2001, was followed by a tour of several countries. In Switzerland Marie Luise Neunecker played the Ligeti concerto with the Bamberg Symphony under Jonathan Nott. She has made numerous CD recordings, including the Strauss horn concerti with the Bamberg Symphony and the Hindemith concerto with the RSO Frankfurt. In 1988 Marie Luise Neunecker became Professor at the Academy of Music and the Performing Arts in Frankfurt. She was appointed Professor of French Horn at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin from the summer semester 2004.