Martin Löhr | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Hamburg, Germany
Member since 01.09.1996


His mother a cellist, and he always loved lower sounds; so it was only natural for Martin Löhr to make the cello his instrument. He studied with Wolfgang Mehlhorn at the Hamburg Musikhochschule, with Zara Nelsova at the Juilliard School in New York, and with Wolfgang Boettcher at the Berlin Hochschule der Künste.

Besides being a principal cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker, he also appears as a soloist and in chamber music in numerous European countries, as well as in the USA, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. As a member of the Jean Paul Trio he won the German Music Council prize, and first prizes at the international chamber music competitions of Osaka and Melbourne. Since 2003, he has been a professor at Berlin’s Universität der Künste. His interests include literature (especially Russian), magic and theoretical physics.


First Prize, Jeunesses musicales international cello competition in Belgrade (1995)

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