The German harpsichordist, Gerald Hambitzer, enjoyed a comprehensive musical training, with the harpsichord as his main instrument (class of Professor Hugo Ruf) at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. He embarked on his international concert career while still a student, principally as the harpsichordist of the renowned ensemble Concerto Köln, which has since taken him to all major European music centres as well as on concert tours to Algeria, India, south-east Asia and America.
Gerald Hambitzer is one of most sought-after harpsichordists of his generation. He has been concentrating on the fortepiano for a number of years now. He is also particularly interested in the clavichord, and he has recorded a CD featuring a historic instrument built in 1756.
Gerald Hambitzer is a regular guest at different broadcasting stations, and has appeared on more than 40 CD's recorded for the labels Capriccio, Harmonia mundi France, Sony Classical, Naxos und Teldec Classics. His solo appearances in recordings of harpsichord concertos by J.S. Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach und Francesco Durante have brought him international recognition.
Gerald Hambitzer is Professor for Early Music at the Cologne Musikhochschule, where he teaches historic keyboard instruments, continuo practice and chamber music.