Volker Jacobsen studied viola at the Lübeck Academy of Music with Prof. Barbara Westphal. Ever since youth he has bee passionately devoted to chamber music; in 1989 he founded the Artemis Quartet, of which he remained a member until 2007. The Artemis Quartet won the Munich ARD International Music Competition and the Paolo Borciani Prize. They went on to make a great number of CD recordings and appeared at all major international classical music venues, as well as in two films directed by Bruno Monsaigeon. Jacobsen was Professor of Chamber Music at Berlin University of the Arts, as well as at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Élisabeth in Brussels. In 2007 he was appointed Viola Professor at Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.