Lukas Anton Richter was born into a musical family in Cologne in 1991. He began taking violin lessons at the age of seven and became a choirboy in the Cologne Cathedral Choir at ten. Besides singing in the choir he also took on solo assignments, including boy soprano parts with Cologne’s Gürzenich Orchestra under Markus Stenz. At the age of 12 he began to study the double bass in the Cathedral Choir’s music school. After taking his leaving certificate he enrolled
at Nuremberg University of Music where he studied with Dorin Marc, earning a bachelor’s degree at the top of his class in 2016. He also drew inspiration from master-classes with Bozo Paradzik, Catalin Rotaru and Duncan McTier. While still a student he gained orchestral experience as a member of the Young German Philharmonic and as a substitute in the
Gürzenich Orchestra, the Stuttgart State Orchestra and the Nuremberg State Philharmonic. In the 2015-16 season he took part in the Joseph Keilberth Orchestra Academy of the Bamberg SO. He then joined the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, beginning with a temporary contract in autumn 2016 and receiving a permanent contract in September 2017.
The tour in May 2018 will probably be remembered by double bassist Lukas Richter. During the trip, he learned that he passed his probationary year in the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.