Annika Hinsche, (nee Lückebergfeld) is a sought-after performer, teacher, adjudicator and conductor as well as prize-winner of numerous national and international competitions such as the renowned "Yasuo-Kuwahara-Competition".
Her concert career as a soloist, in "Mare Duo" as well as in various chamber music ensembles has taken her throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. Annika Hinsche teaches mandolin at the Cologne Academy of Music and Dance/ Wuppertal. She has also been a guest lecturer at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, and is regularly invited to festivals in Europe and the United States.

Many of her students are regular winners of renowned competitions.
She is a conductor of the Hilden Mandolin Orchestra, the Hessen Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra and conducts orchestras in several countries in Europe and the USA.
Annika Hinsche has recorded several CDs, including her solo CDs "Aproximação" and "12 Preludes for Mandolin Solo by Carlo Domeniconi", with Mare duo: "Crystal tears" and "Mare Duo plays Frank Wallace", "Impressioni" with the Quartetto Colori and a recording with the Söhnen Mannheims as part of the series "MTV Unplugged".

Over 100 compositions for mandolin have been dedicated to her by composers such as J. Zenamon, K. Vassiliev, F. Wallace, L. Wüller, T.A. LeVines, J. Kindle, M. Borner etc. and she has played numerous world premieres. Internationally acclaimed composer Carlo Domeniconi dedicated his 12 solo mandolin preludes to her, which are considered by professionals to be milestones in modern mandolin repertoire, recorded on CD as part of the composer's "Selected Works" series.
The Swiss composer Jürg Kindle dedicated Annika Hinsche the 12 scordatura fantasies of the full-length work "Mandopolis", in which the strings of the mandolin are tuned differently in each piece.

She has edited sheet music for various instrumentations at publishers such as Trekel, Margaux, ex-tempore and Edition Kalimba.
Annika Hinsche studied mandolin in Wuppertal with Prof. Marga Wilden-Hüsgen, Prof. Caterina Lichtenberg and Gertrud Weyhofen and in Boston with Prof. John McGann