Christoph Igelbrink was born in 1958 in Düsseldorf. His teachers were Wolfgang Mehlhorn, Arto Noras, Antonio Janigro, and Paul Tortelier. He has won various competitions both in Germany and abroad, among others, qualifying for participation in the "Federal Selection of Concerts for Young Artists". In 1986, became principal cellist with the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra, and has been a member of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1989. In addition, he has appeared with various chamber music ensembles: the Philharmonic String Sextet; the Athenaeum String Quartet, and the Philharmonic Piano Trio.