Clemens Linder was born in Austria and began playing the violin at the age of 9.
He studied with Maria Kikel, Klara Flieder and Ernst Kovacic at Vienna’s University of Music and performing Arts. After graduating with distinction he moved to Berlin where he holds the position of Assistant Principal of the second violins of the Deutsches Symphony Orchestra, Berlin.
He has worked with orchestras such as the Klangforum Wien, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra and performs regularly as a guest Principal Second Violin with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
He has appeared with chamber music partners such as Ernst Kovacic, Thomas Lacher, Valentin Erben, Jörg Widmann,Wolfgang Meyer and Martin Spangenberg at venues including the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Philharmonie, Berlin and the Bozar in Brussels.
Clemens is a member of the Eisler-quartet and since 2004 is a teacher at the prestigious HfM “Hanns Eisler,” Berlin.