Andreas Arndt, Cellist
The Auryn Quartet

Andreas Arndt is the cellist of the Auryn Quartet (founded in 1981 and named after the talisman in the book and film, "The Neverending Story," by Michael Ende).

As a teenager Arndt performed with the Baden-Wurttemberg Youth Orchestra, and with the European Community Youth Orchestra, under Claudio Abbado. He studied with Wolfgang Boettcher in Cologne, and with Peter Schidlof. His instrument was made circa 1669 by either Nicolo Amati or Gioffredo Cappa.

With the other quartet members (Steuart Eaton, Matthias Lingenfelder and Jens Oppermann), he has studied extensively with the Amadeus Quartet and with the Guarneri Quartet.

Arndt and the other quartet members work full-time as the Auryn Quartet, and do not hold teaching positions, or positions with symphony orchestras, but make their living with the Quartet. They have recorded extensively (160 recordings) with West German Radio (WDR), and have brought out cd's on the independent German label "Tacet."

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