Raimar Orlovsky | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Bremen, Germany
Member since 01.09.1991


His violinistic talent runs in the family: Raimar Orlovsky, who has played the instrument since he was four, has four siblings, and two of them are also professional musicians. He was trained by Herbert Koloski, Werner Heutling, Thomas Brandis and Walter Forchert and, before coming to the Berliner Philharmoniker, played in various ensembles, including the Stuttgart Bach Collegium and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. From 1993 to 2002, Orlovsky was a member of the Apos Quartet of Berlin.

He is one of the founding members of the Berlin Baroque Soloists, a Berliner Philharmoniker ensemble that has dedicated itself since 1995 to performing music of the 17th and 18th centuries. With Concerto Melante, another Philharmoniker chamber ensemble which performs on historical instruments, Orlovsky plays early music on the Baroque violin.

Since 1993, he has been passing on his experience of historically-informed performance practice to young musicians as a teacher in the Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy, with international youth orchestras and in summer music academies. 

In addition, he is active as a musical scholar, and has rediscovered and edited previously-lost works by Baroque composers, especially Georg Philipp Telemann. In his free time, Orlovsky pursues a variety of hobbies: golf and wine-growing are his favourite forms of relaxation.

Raimar Orlovsky plays an instrument built by Nicolas LUPOT, Paris 1824 ex Kussmaul.

Ensembles of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Barock Solisten
Concerto Melante
Brahms Ensemble Berlin

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