Born in Detmold
Member since 1984-03-01
Delegate to the German Orchestra Association (since 1999)
»It is a challenge for me every day to get to play in one of the best orchestras in the world. I especially enjoy the variety of our work, as well as the outstanding conductors, soloists and colleagues. Valuable friendships have developed over the years with orchestra members.«
Both of his parents are violinists, which was sufficient incentive for Amadeus Heutling to take up the instrument as well. He studied with his father, Werner Heutling, and with André Gertler in Hanover. A grant from the German National Academic Foundation (Deutsche Studienstiftung) enabled him to continue his training with Dorothy DeLay in Boston. Since he began playing with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Heutling has also been intensively involved in teaching: he gives instrumental instruction to children and young people, was a lecturer from 1990 to 2000 at Berlin’s Hochschule der Künste, and a teacher for the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the international youth orchestra Jeunesses Musicales and the German National Youth Orchestra (Bundesjugendorchester).
He also takes part regularly in the Berliner Philharmoniker’s education programme and is active as a soloist and chamber player. Amadeus Heutling, who refers to himself as the »devoted father of four children«, was leader of the Heutling Quartet (1989-2001) and occasionally plays viola in diverse Philharmonic ensembles.