Bernhard Berwanger was born in 1960, and at the age of 15 moved on from the recorder to the oboe. Two years later he became a student of Kurt Hausmann at the Music Academy in Würzburg. In 1980 he began perfecting his musical education at the Berlin Academy under the tutelage of Hansjörg Schellenberger. One year later, he became a member of the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra and in 1984 solo oboist with the Lower Rhine Symphony. Bernhard Berwanger has been English hornist with the Munich Philharmonic since 1985.