Gottfried von der Goltz has made a respected international name for himself as a Baroque violinist and Artistic Director of the Freiburger Barockorchester. As was common during the 18th century, he leads the FBO from the platform of the concertmaster. He also occasionally swaps the violin for the baton as, for example, in the Freiburger Barockorchester’s Beethoven Series which stretched over a period of many years. Gottfried von der Goltz made the specialist world sit up and take notice with successful CD recordings of the regrettably long-forgotten music of the Dresden Baroque and Bach’s sons. Nevertheless, he does not want to restrict himself to being a specialist in a particular repertoire. His diverse discography, ranging from the 17th century to the modern, shows instead that he is a tremendously versatile and flexible musician. In addition to his multi-layered chamber music engagements, Gottfried von der Goltz is Artistic Director of the Norsk Barokkorkesters. As a Professor, he is also a sought after teacher of Baroque and modern violin at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg.