Sebastian Steinhilber was born in 1990 and began learning the violin aged 8 but quickly switched to the viola. He gained his first orchestral experiences in Reutlingen Youth Orchestra and in the Baden Württemberg Regional Youth Orchestra. While at college, Sebastian Steinhilber was a member of the Young German Philharmonic for many years and therefore gained deep insights into the world of orchestral playing. Between 2014 and 2016 he completed a course of study at Bamberg Symphony Orchestra’s Joseph Keilberth Orchestra Academy which enabled him to further deepen his already professional experiences.

Sebastian Steinhilber is currently studying wth Tatjana Masurenko at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy College of Music and Drama Leipzig, having previously earned his bachelor’s degree with Professor Roland Glassl at the College of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. He has also taken inspirational and instructive masterclasses with teachers such as Hartmut Rohde, Atar Arad, Garth Knox and Françoise Gneri.