Johannes Gebauer, born in Berlin, studied music at King's College, Cambridge, and violin with Simon Standag. 1992 he was selected for a public masterclass with Eduard Melkus in the Purcell Room. From 1994-5 he was the youngest member of the Academy of Ancient Music, Collegium Musicum 90 and the Steinitz Bach Players. In 1995 he took up graduate studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where he concentrated on chamber music studies with cellist Christophe Coin, while at the same time participating in several projects as concert master. He also took master classes with Stanley Ritchie and Micaela Comberti.
For several years Johannes Gebauer was a member of the Bach Ensemble New York (director: Joshua Rifkin). He is a principal with Concerto con Anima (Cologne) and a member of Cappella Coloniensis. He is director of the Camerata Berolinensis, with which he has recorded several CDs. He performs regularly as concert soloist, concert master and chamber musician in Germany and abroad and has participated in numerous CD and radio recordings as well as TV broadcasts. In 2003 he performed Bach's second Partita for solo violin in the Berlin Early Music Festival Alte Musik live; the concert was broadcast live on public radio RBB/Radio Kultur.
As a chamber musician Johannes Gebauer has partnered with Simon Standage, Kevin Mallon, José Vasquez, Richard Burnett and Mary Verney. He has been a guest at Festivals like Les Lumičres in Helsinki, Centropalia (Steiermark) and the Haydn Festival Lukavice, where he gave a masterclass at the conservatoire in Pilsen.
Since 2003 Johannes Gebauer regularly plays as concertmaster and soloist for the Aradia Ensemble Toronto, lately for two opera productions with Handel's Giulio Cesare and Mozart's Don Giovanni in Sulmona/Italy. In 2010 and 2011 he was invited as tutor, concert master and soloist at the Barock-Akademie of the Detmold Conservatoire.
Johannes Gebauer also worked as a musicologist for Christopher Hogwood and participated in many publications and editions. An essay on the history of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin has been published in the Swiss Early Music magazin Intrada.