André Kieffer was born in 1965 in Luxembourg and attended primary and secondary school there. He had his first music lessons at the age of eight and soon began to dream of making music his career. His studies of the double bass began in Luxembourg and later took him, via Paris, to Berlin und Salzburg. His first professional activities began at the age of 19, as both a teacher at the capital city’s Conservatory and as an orchestral musician in a number of ensembles. André Kieffer has been a permanent member of the OPL since 1991.