The Berlin-born musician took his first cello lessons at the age of five; after early competition successes he was accepted as a preparatory student in the class of Josef Schwab at the "Hanns Eisler" Academy of Music in Berlin and later graduated with a performance diploma. In the summer of 2006, after a two year advanced education program with Thomas Sanderling, David Hausdorf passed his concert examination at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. After that, David Hausdorf became a scholarship student at the Academy of the German Symphony Orchestra in Berlin; he also played with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin. Intensive chamber music activity brought him together with a variety of differently constituted ensembles on a number of concert tours at home and abroad. Since the 2006/2007 season he has been a member of the cello section in the Munich Philharmonic.