Nikolaus Ringe studied in Lübeck (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland).
As a pupil of Ivan Monighetti he was influenced by the Moscow "Rostropovich-School".
His enthusiasm for the modern way of performing
18th and 19th century music began at that time.
Meeting conductors and soloists such as Günter Wand, Gidon Kremer and Anner Bylsma inspired him to develop new ideas of musical expression.
In 1998 he started to work with the Japanese pianist Emi Saito.
Since then both musicians have been giving concerts in Germany,
other European countries and Japan.
Influenced by the Asian way of thinking Nikolaus Ringe broadened
his mind concerning occidental art.
He has been the Solo Cellist at the Städtisches Orchester Pforzheim.
In the year 2006 the Duo made an extensive tour through Japan,
in which also the culture project Meet The Real - Classical Music At Schools
could find great approval.
In 2007 they founded
the Cello-Klavier-Atelier Ringe&Saito
Performing for an international audience Nikolaus Ringe is always fascinated by the power of music.