Bernd Spitzbarth studied at the University of Music “Franz Liszt” in Weimar. He subsequently took masterclasses with Kurt Masur, Kurt Sanderling and Karl Österreicher. He teaches at the music college in Schwerin, where he also conducts the highly decorated youth chamber choir. With the choir he has toured Japan, Europe and the USA as well as taking part in radio broadcast recordings, music festivals and various workshops. Bernd Spitzbarth also teaches at the Rostock University of Music and Drama.