Clemens Malich received his first cello instruction from his father when he was only 4 years old. He studied at the music universities of Munich, Würzburg, Hamburg, and London. As a soloist and chamber musician, he won prizes in various competitions, gives concerts in Europe and South America, and is a regular guest at festivals, for example the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. He is the cellist in the Brahms Trio Hamburg and in the Goldberg String Trio. As Professor for Violoncello, he teaches at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. Since 2003, he has conducted the Felix Mendelssohn Youth Orchestra, with which he has given concerts at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Opéra de Marseille, the Rudolfinum in Prague (Dvořák Hall), and the Great Hall of the Elbe Philharmonic. In 2017, he and the orchestra won the European Youth Orchestra Prize and, in 2022, the Opus Klassik. Clemens Malich plays a cello built by Carlo Antonio Testore in Milan in 1720.