Rainer Zipperling studied viola da gamba and cello at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Finishing his studies in 1980 he joined groups such as the Orchestra of the 18th century, La Petite Bande, the Ricercar Consort and Camerata Köln. He regularly performs with John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists as principal cellist and gambist and has performed the Brandenburg Concertos with Claudio Abbado and his Mozart Orchestra. Today he is highly regarded as a teacher at the Cologne Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Lemmensinstitut in Leuven, Belgium. His recent recording of Bach’s Cello Suites received excellent press reviews.