Born in Hamburg, she completed her diploma in Baroque oboe under Michel Piquet at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where she also studied the recorder under Conrad Steinmann, in 1992.
She then studied under Ku Ebinge in Den Haag and here she was particularly interested in the classical oboe and its repertoire. Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann has played, and continues to play, with ensembles such as the Berlin Academy for Early Music or Il Giardino Armonico, among others.
She has been an established member of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra since August 2000. In addition to her extensive concert activities, Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann also teaches at the Conservatoire in Strasburg.