Andreas Kuhlmann started his studies on the viola at the Folkwang-Musikhochschule in Essen with Prof. Konrad Grahe. He finalised his studies with a graduate recital with Prof. Emile Cantor in Trossingen and continued with Prof. Serge Collot (Paris).
As the viola player of the Werethina Quartet he got his final degree in chamber music with distinction. He also studied with the Amadeus Quartet, Yfrah Neaman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, György Kurtag and Sandor Devich. Numerous tours took him all over Europe, where he performed for various radio stations (BBC, WDR, Hungarian Radio). Andreas Kuhlmann got the Folkwang-Award in 1989 and together with his quartet he won the Yehudi Menuhin Award at the first London International String Quartet Competition.
For many years he was a member of the Jungen Deutschen Philharmonie and played in many orchestras (e.g. the Berliner Philharmonikern) but he also performed as a soloist and musician for chamber music. In 1994 he was a member of the Dresdner Philharmonie. He is also the founder and director of the Carus Ensemble Dresden and teaches viola, orchestra studies and chamber music at the Conservatory of Dresden.
Andreas Kuhlmann has been part of the Orchestra of the Richard-Wagner-Festspiele since 2007 and performs annually in Bayreuth.