GERD REINKE studied Music at the Hamburg Academy. He worked at the German Opera Berlin, the Academy of Music Berlin and Bayreuther Festspiele until 1997. Since 1998 he has been living in Cairo and Berlin as an independent double bass soloist. He has played all over the world with many orchestras including the Swedish Broadcasting Orchestra & Radio Hilverson, the Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Francisco and Cairo Symphony Orchestras and several German orchestras. He performed a well received series of recitals for double-bass and piano with the Japanese pianist Noriko Shimizu in several European countries, the USA, Japan and Egypt. He has been featured on Radio Zürich and Radio Luxemburg as well as on German radio and he has appeared on German, Japanese, Egyptian and American television. He has produced the most double bass CDs world-wide.