Andreas Willwohl is German violist, was born in Erfurt. In a age of 14 he studied in the Specialist School for Music at Belvedere Castle in Weimar, later he commenced his studies at the “Franz Liszt” Musikhochschule in Weimar continuing a year later at the “Hanns Eisler” Musikhochschule in Berlin with Alfred Lipka and Wilfried Strehle.
Of great artistic incentive for him was the support of, inter alios, Christoph Poppen, Thomas Kakuska and Kim Kashkashian; in chamber music Norbert Brainin, Eberhard Feltz, Walter Levin, Andras Keller and the Alban Berg Quartet.
Andreas Willwohl has appeared at international music festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein music festival, the Castle Concerts in Thun, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Salzburger Festspiele, and has played with Guy Braunstein, Thomas Brandis, Wolfgang Böttcher, Nobuko Imai, Michael Sanderling, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Johannes Moser, Lauma Skride and Daniel Heide.
Andreas Willwohl has appeared as a soloist with several major orchestras, including the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Brandenburg Symphonie Orchestra and the German Chamber Orchestra Berlin with Maestro Marek Janowski, Conrad van Alphen and Patrick Lange. He is also been active as a chamber musician, and so he is the member of the Mandelring Strinquartet and of the Ensemble Ceres.
The winner of international awards, he received too a study grant from the German People’s Foundation for Study, and also from the Yehudi Menuhin foundation ‘Live music now’.
Andreas Willwohl has from 2001 to 2013 been principal violist in the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In 2011 Andreas Willwohl was appointed professor at Nuremberg University of Music, and he has given master classes around the world.
Andreas Willwohl plays an instrument by Stefan Peter Greiner with a bow by Dominique Peccatte.