Fascinated by the beginnings of historically informed performance, Bernward Lohr studied the harpsichord at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, German studies at the Leibniz University of Hannover and period keyboard instruments at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. With his ensemble Trio Grazioso (former name: Musica Alta Ripa) he has toured the entire world and has released several award-winning recordings. These include recordings of all solo concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (Cannes Classical Award), a five-piece cycle of works by Georg Philipp Telemann (Echo Klassik Award) and the première recording of Agostino Steffanis opera OrlandoGeneroso. In 2013 the production of Jean-Marie Leclairs Récréations des musique won also the Echo Klassik Award. Bernward Lohr is laureate of the Music Award of Lower Saxony. A conductor, he is deeply committed to all aspects of baroque opera and has staged productions of operas by Francesco Cavalli, Agostino Steffani, Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel und Claudio Monteverdi. Lohr is a lecturer for harpsichord and basso continuo playing at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg and a professor of historically informed performance at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.