Andreas Lucke was born in Dresden and at the age of four had violin lessons from his grandfather Franz Lucke, a member of the Dresden Staatskapelle. Next he was taught by his father Gottfried Lucke, First Concertmaster of the same orchestra. After performing in public at the age of nine, and winning three federal prizes in Germany’s Jugend musiziert competition, Andreas Lucke took part in numerous concerts, television and radio recordings, in Paris, Moscow and elsewhere.
He studied with his father at the Darmstadt Academy of Music, and with Prof. Boris Goldstein and Prof. Gert Hoelscher at the Würzburg University of Music. Together with the pianist Erwin Stein he was awarded first prize by Germany’s Consortium of Music Academies, Universities and Conservatoires.
Andreas Lucke joined the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in 1979, since when he has devoted himself increasingly to chamber music. He has also worked intensively on solo violin repertoire for several decades, thanks not least to his friendship with Prof. Ruggiero Ricci in Salzburg. Andreas Lucke has also had three solo CDs issued on the Cavalli Records label.