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Rainer Zipperling

Prof. Rainer Zipperling is one of the best-known cellists and gamba players in the early music world. He has made over 400 recordings both as an accompanist and soloist, including with John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, the Orchestra of the 18th Century under the direction of Frans Brüggens, the Ricercar Ensemble, the Mozart Orchestra under Claudio Abbado, the Leonhardt-Consort and the Bach Collegium Japan.

Aside from his artistic endeavours, he teaches the violoncello, viola da gamba and chamber music at the music conservatories in Cologne and Leuven/Belgium. In addition he also gives master-classes all over the world and edits previously unpublished compositions and his own arrangements. Together with two colleagues, he has also founded the CD Label Flora, for which he has recorded Bach’s 6 Suites for Violoncello Solo.