Andreas Buschatz, Concertmaster

Born in Berlin

Member since 2005-09-01


First prize at the Jakob Stainer Violin Competition (1991), First prize in the German national competition »Jugend musiziert« (1994), first prize at the Ibolyka Gyarfas Violin Competition (2000)

»I’ve been fascinated with the deep, warm sound of the Berlin Philharmonic ever since my childhood. It’s a great honour for me to be part of this fantastic musical ensemble.«

Andreas Buschatz was six when he received his first instruction on the violin. In 1992, as a young student, he joined Wolfgang Rausch’s class at the Detmold Hochschule für Musik. In 1999 he became a student of Thomas Brandis at the Berlin Hochschule der Künste and took his concert exam in 2003. Following that, until entering the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2005, he was engaged as deputy leader of Berlin’s Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester. He was also Concertmaster of the Deutsche Kammervirtuosen of Berlin. Since October 2010 he is Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Buschatz, who received a grant from Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation), has appeared as soloist with ensembles including the Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Bremen State Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Mainz State Theatre.