Holger Michalski received his formal education on the double bass from Werner Schröder in Kassel and Prof. Klaus Trumpf in Berlin, and attended masterclasses held by Klaus Trumpf and Gary Karr. Since 1983 he has been a member of the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has performed solo works by Giovanni Bottesini, Serge Koussevitsky and Nino Rota. In 1991 he was awarded a prize at the International Society of Bassists’ first international double bass competition in Mittenwald, Germany. He has played with renowned orchestras in Europe, South America and Asia. With his Blue Chamber Quartet, founded in 2005, he has recorded three internationally acclaimed CDs. He has been a guest artist at music festivals throughout Europe and has performed regularly with András Schiff’s Cappella Andrea Barca. Holger plays a double bass made by Antonio Pedrinelli (1781- 1854) in Crespano del Grappa, Italy.