Ludwig Quandt


Berliner Philharmoniker



Ludwig Quandt is member of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991 and principal solo cellist since1993.
Born in 1961, he began playing cello at the age of six.
In 1978, Mr. Quandt began studies with Arthur Troester, himself a former solo cellist under Wilhelm Furtwängler from 1935-45. Further studies with Zara Nelsova, Maurice Gendron, Boris Pergamenschikov, Wolfgang Boettcher and Siegfried Palm led to awards at international competitions, including the ARD (1990) and the "Premio Stradivari" (First Prize) at the "Roberto Caruana" Competition in Cremona 1993. Mr. Quandt made his Philharmonic solo debut under Claudio Abbado in 1996, since then he had several appearances with his orchestra.Ludwig Quandt performs to worldwide acclaim as soloist and chamber musician, on an exquisite cremonese cello by Francesco Ruggieri ( Anno 1675).