Andreas Kipp  
Andreas Kipp
  Andreas Kipp was born in 1975 in Hamelin and had his first cello lessons at the age of 6 with Frauke Rottler. He had further instruction with Christiane Aydintan before taking up his studies with Michael Sanderling at the Hanns Eisler Music Academy in Berlin. After graduation, he furthered his studies in Frankfurt am Main as a concert soloist and had master classes with Maria Kliegel and Michael Sanderling. Andreas Kipp is a national prizewinner in the Jugend Musiziert competition where he took part in the solo and ensemble categories.  
  After performing as principal cellist at the Lower-Saxony State Youth Orchestra (NJO) and the Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra, he joined the European Union Youth Orchestra and the European Union Youth Chamber Orchestra from 1995 to 1999 led by conductors that included Haitink, Rostropovich, Ashkenazy, Fisher, PrÍtre. With these orchestras, Mr. Kipp toured throughout Europe, North and South America and East Asia.  
  Since 1998, he has played with the Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, first as an intern and later as a substitute player. He has also filled in multiple times for the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Konzerthaus Orchestra in Berlin. From 2006 to 2008, he was on contract with the Konzerthaus Orchestra.
Since 2009, Mr. Kipp has been a member of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.