The German violist Roland Krämer studied with Eckart Klakow and Eberhard Klemmstein in Erlangen, continuing his studies with Hatto Beyerle at the Musikhochschulen of Vienna and Hanover, where he obtained an honours degree in performance in 1989.
Prior to graduating, he played in several orchestras, including the Nuremberg and Dortmund Philharmonic orchestras. He joined the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in November 1989.
Krämer has been a member of the Amsterdam Bach Soloists, the Viotta Ensemble, the Ebony Band and the Ebony Quartet since 1990.
Roland Krämer plays an early 19th century viola of the Salzburg instrument builder A. F. Mayr, given to him on loan by RCO Foundation.