Rainer Seegers studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. His orchestral engagements have included positions with the Staatstheater Braunschweig, the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and the WDR Sinfonie Orchester Köln as the Principal Percussionist. In 1984, he joined the Berliner Philharmoniker. He now teaches at the Orchester-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker and is a visiting professor at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin. He has participated in numerous activities around the world as a chamber musician and instructor. This is his fifth appearance at PMF since 2006.