Ballhorn studied with Professor Zepperitz at the Hochschule
der Künste Berlin where he graduated in 2004.
He joined the Komische Oper Berlin in 2000. One of his main
interests is contemporary music, and as the bass player at
the "Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin", Arnulf Ballhorn
has performed at many international festivals. His knowledge
of jazz was furthered through private lessons with Miroslav
Vitous, Renaud Garcia-Fons and Gary Willis.