After early study of the cello with Ulrich Voss in Saarbrücken, Klaus-Dieter Brandt continued his training with Claus Kanngießer in Cologne and Roel Dieltiens in Leuven, where he took his concert examination. He went on to study historical performance practice with Ilton Wjiunisky in Paris (Diplôme supérieure) and studied baroque cello with Rainer Zipperling in Frankfurt. His international concert career has taken him to the Americas, to Israel and to Asia, and he has appeared at the Salzburg Festival, at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Tonhalle in Zürich. His recordings include releases for CPO and DGG. Klaus-Dieter Brandt has collaborated with various chamber music ensembles and groups specialising in early music, including Chiaroscuro, the Capella Augustina and Musica Fiata. After a number of years as cellist with Musica Antiqua Köln he now concentrates once more on chamber music and solo repertoire.