Martin Löhr was born in Hamburg, Germany.
He studied with Wolfgang Mehlhorn at the Musikhochschule Hamburg, with Zara Nelsova at theJuilliard School of Music in New York and with Wolfgang Boettcher at the University of Arts inBerlin.
He was a recipient of the prestigious Honorary Scholarship of the Juilliard School and scholarshipholder of the German National Academic Foundation.
In 1993 he was a winner of the German Music Competition in Bonn and participated in the 37th„Young Artists Concerts“ program in the following season.
In 1995 he won First Prize at the International Cello Competition „Jeunesse Musicale“ in Belgrade,Yugoslavia.
As a member of the now renowned piano trio „Trio Jean Paul“ he was awarded First Prizes at theInternational Chamber Music Competitions in Osaka, Japan (1993), Melbourne, Australia (1995)and the German Music Competition in Bonn, Germany (1995).
Extensive international concert activities as a soloist and with the Trio Jean Paul regularly take himto the major concert halls around the world such as the Wiener Konzerthaus, BerlinerPhilharmonie, Cologne Philharmonie, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Wigmore Hall London, Tonhalle Zurich,Sydney Opera House, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Mozarteum Salzburg, Palais des Beaux ArtBruxelles,Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon.
Numerous concert tours have taken him to Europe, USA, Canada, Russia, Asia, Australia and NewZealand.
Martin Löhr has appeared as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, RundfunkSinfonieorchesterBerlin, Berliner Symphoniker, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, WDR SymphonyOrchestra Cologne, Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn,Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, I PomeriggiMusicali Milano, among others. He performed under the baton of conductors like Simon Rattle,Sylvain Cambreling, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Jaap van Sweden, Marc Soustrot, Jörg Faerber, EijiOue and Antonello Manacorda.
He is a regular guest at international festivals such as Salzburger Festspiele, Schleswig HolsteinFestival, Lucerne Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Berliner Festwochen, Heidelberger Frühling, KuhmoFestival, Rheingau Festival, Kronberg Cello Festival, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Schwetzingen,among others.
Since 1997 Martin Löhr has been principal cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Between 2003 and 2010 he held a professorship at the University of Arts, Berlin.He teaches at the Herbert-von-Karajan-Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, givesmasterclasses worldwide and serves as a jury member at international competitions.