Languages: German, English
Born in Wiesbaden (Germany) Barbara Lübke-Herzl studied Cello in Würzburg, Freiburg and Düsseldorf with JOHANNES GORITZKI and later on with the renowned AMADEUS QUARTET in Cologne.
At the age of 18 she already played on concert tours throughout Europe and America as the solo cellist for the COLOGNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. In 1978 Lübke-Herzl was appointed to be the solo cellist for the CAMERATA SALZBURG by SANDOR VÉGH, and shortly after joined the PRO ARTE QUARTET with which she had great international success. The more than 20 years she was playing with this ensemble were shaped by extended concert tours, which lead them to the most influential music stages and chamber music festivals in Europe, including Vienna, Budapest, Paris, London, Athens and Berlin.
1989: concert tour throughout Israel,1991: debut at the “SALZBURGER FESTSPIELEN“ (Salzburg Festival), multiple performance at the “MOZARTWOCHE SALZBURG” (Salzburg Mozart Week) and in the great hall of the “WIENER MUSIKVEREIN” (Vienna). RAPHAEL KUBELIK dedicated his 5th string quartet to the PRO ARTE QUARTET. Their exclusive contract with RCA VICTOR-BMG which included comprehensive recordings of all of Mozart’s quartets represents the renowned position of the ensemble. Since 2002 Barbara Lübke-Herzl plays in multiple chamber music formations and went on concert tours to Japan, Taiwan and Korea. She is playing with many acknowledged and renowned musicians including Benjamin Schmid, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Sabine Meyer, Eduard Brunner, Hermann Baumann and Julius Berger.
In 2001 she started expanding her focus on teaching and is now leading a large and highly motivated cello class in Salzburg and Trostberg (Bavaria). She is also regularly teaching at the “AUSTRIAN MASTER CLASSES”. Many of her students are very successful and regularly win awards at “JUGEND MUSIZIERT” and “PRIMA LA MUSICA“. Since the winter semester 2015/16 she is a university lecturer at the “PRE COLLEGE” of the “UNIVERSITÄT MOZARTEUM” (Salzburg).