Carsten Lohff was fascinated by Renaissance polyphony from an early age. He began his harpsichord studies at the Conservatory of Music in Hamburg with Gisela Gumz while still at school, later adding the second subject of music theory with Christoph Hohlfeld. Further studies with Johann Sonnleitner (Zurich), Bob van Asperen (Den Haag) and Gustav Leonhardt (Amsterdam) followed.
A wealth of CDs recorded with such ensembles as Le Concert Brisé, Cantus Cölln and La Rêveuse document his work as a soloist and continuo player, and he is a frequent guest at Europe’s major early music festivals.
Alongside an international career as a harpsichordist, Carsten Lohff begin studying the baroque harp with Andrew Lawrence-King in 1997, continuing with Mara Galassi in Milan from 1998 until 2000.
In 2001 he was named professor for historical keyboard instruments at the Conservatory of Fine Arts in Bremen. Previous teaching posts included positions at the conservatories of Nuremberg and Trossingen; in addition he has taught harpsichord and continuo playing at the Conservatory of Music and Theater in Hamburg since 1992.
Carsten Lohff currently lives with his family in Leipzig.