Alexander Bader studied the clarinet with Manfred Preis and Peter Rieckhoff in Berlin. In 1990 he became a member of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie of Bremen, moving in 2002 to Berlin’s Komische Oper. Bader, who also devotes himself to historical performance practice on original instruments and appears regularly with such ensembles as the Vienna Concentus Musicus, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Berlin’s Akademie für Alte Musik, has been a member of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Scharoun Ensemble since 2006.