Music is part of my DNA

Anke Betz A-Z Translations

A musical childhood:

  • Music lessons from age 3, various instruments (recorder, piano, violin, organ, saxophone) and voice lessons
  • Participation in choirs and orchestras
  • Organist with first exam

University and vocational training:

  • University in Riverside, CA, USA: Bachelor of Arts in Music – Voice Performance
  • University in Fort Worth, Texas, USA: Master of Music in Conducting
  • Internship at the state opera house in Samara, Russia, as assistant conductor
  • Vocational training as state-certified translator and interpreter in Erlangen, Germany

What I am offering:

  • Professional and high-quality translations from German into English and vice versa in the area of classical music, for example of text books (music history, music theory, music literature), biographies, articles in professional journals and magazines, newspaper articles, programs and playbills, prefaces and notes on sheet music, CD booklets
  • Punctual delivery, fast turnaround when required
  • Close cooperation with the client, reliable communication

What makes me unique:

  • Bi-lingual musical training
  • Linguistic and technical competence at the highest level
  • Practical experience as active musician
  • Freelance language professional with extensive experience
  • Passion for music and language