Andreas Böhlke

  • born in Bad Berka (Thuringia)
  • Member of the orchestra since 1989

Andreas Böhlke studied in Weimar and was associate principal French horn of the Staatskapelle Weimar for two years from 1987 before joining the Konzerthausorchester Berlin in his current position. Today he is a low-range French horn player. He devotes himself extensively to musical work with children, performs in the lively solo programme “Wär’ ich doch lieber Dirigent geworden” (“I would rather have been a conductor”) and is a passionate alphorn player. Since 2016, he can be seen around town as a hospital clown for “Lachen hilft e.V.”.


What do you like most about being an orchestral musician?

When everything has gone well and everyone is as happy as children after the concert. Tomorrow everything starts again and has to be just as good.

What do you find particularly appealing about playing the French horn?

The French horn can be soft and delicate or loud and blaring – sometimes with the wind instruments, sometimes with the brass instruments. It’s wonderful and always a challenge.

What would you do if you hadn’t become a musician?

Actually, I always wanted to be an actor and, above all, make people laugh – now I can do that as a hospital clown.

What other instrument would you like to master besides your own?

I would like to be able to play the oboe because I like the sound very much.

Is there a key work that started your love of music?

My first big concert experience in the audience was Mahler’s 5th Symphony at the Gewandhaus – after that I decided that I really wanted to join a symphony orchestra.

What is your favourite dish, where do you eat it in Berlin, or do you cook it yourself?

My favourite dish is yeast dumplings with blueberries from my Grandma Gertrud’s recipe. Whenever I hike the Rennsteig, I eat the dish on Inselsberg Mountain. They make it in a pretty similar way.


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