As university professor in Weimar, he enjoys an excellent reputation. Whoever studies with Erich Krüger has high chances of getting a good orchestral position. Born in 1954 in Güstrow, his greatest attributes are his energy and musicality, which are carried on to his students. Himself a student of Lipka from 1972 to 1979 at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin, Erich Krüger was a solo violist for the MDR Symphony Orchestra and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, among others. Concert tours – also as a member of various chamber music ensembles such as the Victoria-Mullova-Ensemble – have lead him throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America. In addition he has been involved in numerous radio, CD and television productions. As an educator, Erich Krüger has been active since 1979, initially at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin. In 1997, his call as professor for Viola at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar followed – a position that he holds today in a successful team with Prof. Ditte Leser.