Leander Kippenberg (*1991) grew up in an artistic family and received his first cello lessons aged 9. At 15 he began studying with Michael Sanderling at the Frankfurt College of Music and the Performing Arts and moved the following year to the Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach School in Berlin where he played solo cello with the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie. The young cellist then returned to Frankfurt where he studied first at the Music College there before moving to London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011, where he studied with Louise Hopkins and obtained his MMus with Honours in 2017.
Leander Kippenberg performs as soloist, chamber musician and with various orchestras across Europe and has taken part in several international music festivals. His concert tours and solo performances have taken him to the Tonhalle in Zürich, the Glocke and the Sendesaal in Bremen as well as The Barbican in London.