The German violinist and conductor, Rüdiger Lotter, has received several awards, for example at the renowned competition "Premio Bonporti" in Rovereto, Italy and in 2002 at the international Heinrich-Schmelzer-Wettbewerb in Melk, Austria.
In 2006 Rüdiger Lotter débuted as a soloist with Musica Antiqua Köln at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He has quickly established himself as a leading and highly versatile Baroque violinist. The Herald Tribune calls him "an exquisitely refined exponent of period playing", and the four CD’s which he has so far recorded with Oehms Classics have been enthusiastically received by the international specialist music press.
Rüdiger Lotter’s collaboration in chamber music with artists such as Ronald Brautigam, Hille Perl and Irvine Arditti demonstrate his versatility as well as his openmindedness towards contemporary music. As chamber musician and soloist, he appears at such important festivals as the Edinburgh Festival, Mozartfest Würzburg, Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele, "Folles Journées" in Nantes, European Musikfest Stuttgart, Dresden Musikfestspiele and Bachwoche Ansbach.
As a specialist in historically informed performance practice, Rüdiger Lotter also works with orchestras such as the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln (West German Broadcasting), Bremen Philharmonic, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Orchestra of the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele and the Teatro di Liceu, Barcelona. In 2007 he was visiting professor at the State Hochschule für Musik Trossingen.
Rüdiger Lotter plays a Jacobus Steiner violin which previously belonged to Reinhard Goebel.