Andreas Arndt

Andreas Arndt was born in Heidelberg, and at the age of 5 began his musical education, by playing the piano. At 12 years old he started playing the cello, studying with Georg Ulrich von Buelow. He continued his studies with Wolfgang Boettcher in Berlin, and Johannes Goritzki in Duesseldorf.

Andreas Arndt was a prize-winner at many competitions, and received several scholarships. He also played in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and was a member of the ECYO, and the Guerzenich Orchestra in Cologne. From 1983-86 he taught at the ‘Freien Kunsthochschule’ in Alfter/Bonn. In 1981 he became a founder member of the Auryn Quartet with which he won many prizes and awards. Several of the Quartet`s recordings received awards, such as the Diapason D`Or for the complete recording of Schubert quartets, and the CD Classic Award for the Faure piano quartets with the pianist Peter Orth.

Apart from his worldwide activities with the Auryn Quartet, Mr. Arndt is a teacher and juror at various Master Classes and competitions.