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Jürgen Kussmaul comes from a family of musicians, his brothers Rainer Kussmaul († 2017) and Wolfgang Kussmaul were and are also important musicians. After taking violin lessons from his father and studying in Mannheim and Salzburg, he became solo violist in Heidelberg and in the Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra . Since 1970 he has been playing in the L'Archibudelli ensemble with Vera Beths (violin) and Anner Bylsma (cello). With this ensemble, but also with orchestras, Kussmaul can be heard on many CD recordings. For several years he belonged to the Ensemble German Bach Soloistsat. After an accident, Jürgen Kussmaul learned to play the "reversed violin", with the instrument in his right hand and bowing with his left hand. 
- Stefan Schäufl: All ingredients turned one hundred and eighty degrees . Neue Musikzeitung , 11/2008.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German violist and conductor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1944|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Mannheim|