Peter-Philipp Staemmler was born in Mühlhausen in Thuringia in 1986 and was six when he first learnt to play the cello. He studied at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin, completing his concert examination under Troels Svane. Even during this period he was already winning prizes in major national and international competitions, including the Concours de Genève and the German Music Competition. He received important artistic ideas and stimuli from masterclasses with Natalia Gutman and Anner Bylsma. As a member of the Armida Quartet he won first prize, the audience prize and special prizes in the category of the string quartet at the 2012 ARD Music Competition. Since then recital tours have taken him to major music centres in Europe and Asia as well as to leading national and international festivals. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland and has taken part in radio broadcasts for the arts channel of Deutschlandradio, North-German Radio NDR, South-West Radio SWR, Bavarian Radio BR, Hesse Radio HR and Central German Radio MDR. With effect from the start of the 2017/18 season Peter-Philipp Staemmler will be taking up a new appointment as principal cellist of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.