Andreas EhelebePrincipal Bass
Andreas Ehelebe was born in Wernigerode in 1994 and received piano lessons from an early age. At the age of eleven he switched to the double bass and was initially trained by Andreas Nettels and Prof. Frithjof- Martin Grabner. He studied with Prof. Dorin Marc at the Nuremberg University of Music.
Early on, Andreas won several prizes at the competition »Jugend Musiziert« in the categories »double bass solo« and »duo string instrument/piano« and gained his first orchestral experience in the state and national youth orchestras.
He also played as a guest in the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the SWR Symphony Orchestra Freiburg and Baden-Baden, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and as a scholarship holder of the Orchestra Academy with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, where
he was taught by Prof. Janne Saksala.
At the 2015 German Music Competition, Andreas was awarded a scholarship and participated in the 2016/2017 season of the »Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler«.
He also received first prize and the Audience Award at the International Lake Constance Music Competition Überlingen 2015 and at the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen 2017. At the 2018 International Johann Matthias Sperger Competition, Andreas was also awarded a first prize, along with several special prizes.
Andreas is supported by the Märkische Kulturkonferenz, the Richard-Wagner Verband, the Peter Pirazzi Foundation, the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz.
Since 2020 he has the position of the principal double bass in the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.