Norbert Schuster

Norbert Schuster

Norbert Schuster initially began his musical education with piano and organ classes, followed by a double bass course at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music Dresden, as well as a viola da gamba course with Siegfried Pank in Leipzig and an orchestral conducting course with Alexander von Brück in Dresden. From 1988 on, he was a member of the Heinrich Schütz Academy under the artistic direction of Howard Arman. From 1977 to 2017, he played the double bass at the Dresden Philharmonic. Simultaneously, he was a member of several chamber music ensembles.

Schuster is cofounder and director of the ensemble Alte Musik Dresden and, since 2006, part of the Cappella Sagittarina Dresden. As cofounder of the “Dresdner Hofmusik” and “Heinrich Schütz in Dresden” associations, he is particularly interested in the preservation of Early Music, especially Saxon and Middle German repertoire. He is co-editor of the CD series called “Sächsische Musiklandschaften im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert”, released at RAUMKLANG. Besides his work as Artistic Director of the Cappella Sagittariana Dresden, he regularly appears on stage playing the double bass or the violin.