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Dietmar Schwalke


Dietmar_smallDietmar Schwalke has been a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra since 1994. He was born in Hamburg in 1958 and started his first cello lessons at age 12. He first studied in Hamburg under Arthur Troester, then under Wolfgang Boetcher in Berlin, and finished his studies under Pierre Fournier. Dietmar Schwalke won several awards at German national competitions. He gave his debut in the Berlin Philharmonie in 1981 with the Cello Concerto by Robert Schumann with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin. Dietmar was a member of the Kreuzberger Streichquartett Berlin for 7 years with whom he travelled across Europe. Simultaneously he taught cello at Hochschule der Kuenste and held the position of visiting professor for chamber music. In April 2009 Dietmar took on the position of the late Jan Diesselhorst as cellist of the Philharmonia Quartet Berlin.