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Andreas Westermann


Andreas Westermann was born in Munich, Germany in 1988. In his early years he learned piano and the flute before studying the harpsichord and historical performance with Olga Watts. He studied music pedagogy for secondary school and historical performance with Christine Schornsheim and finished with a state examination. His studies included choir and orchestra conducting with Martin Steidler. In 2014 he started a Specialized Master of Arts in Basso continuo and ensemble direction with Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, Jesper B. Christensen and Andrea Marcon at the prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. He finished studies with distinction in 2016. In 2015 he was chosen for the European Union Baroque Orchestra conducted by the Danish harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen who has been a tremendous influence on his ensemble playing. He has performed with many famous musicians such as Maggie Faultless, Andreas Staier, Rachel Podger, Amandine Beyer and Alex Potter. With the Ensemble Quartett á 5 he won the second prize in the Gebrüder-Graun- Competition in Bad Liebenwerda. His special interest is in the music of the end of the 17th century and the sound aspects in basso continuo playing compared to the treatises and sources of that time period. Since September 2017 he is official accompanist at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

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