Thomas Böttcher

Associate Concertmaster
  • born in Berlin
  • Member of the orchestra since 1988

Thomas Böttcher studied at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Werner Scholz. He has won prizes at international competitions, including the Paganini Competition, Prague Spring and Tchaikovsky Competition.


What would you be doing if you hadn’t become a musician?

If I weren’t a musician, I would probably be a craftsman or an electronics technician.

Which composer inspires you the most?

Because of their fates, several – number one is probably William Walton.

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

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. It was included in a children’s book. I think it was “Musikpeters Abenteuer”.

Which concert with the Konzerthausorchester was a special emotional experience for you?

Kurt Sanderling’s farewell concert was particularly emotional for me (and still is).


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