Andreas Lindenbaum was born in Detmold, Germany, in 1963.
He studied the cello and composition at the Detmold Academy of Music. In 1986 he received a scholarship from the "International Rotary-Foundation" which allowed him to pursue his studies at the School of Music in Bloomington, USA, where he was a pupil of Janos Starker. He also trained as an actor and worked with an independent theatre group in Germany for a year.
From 1990 to 1999 he held a position as professor at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna. He appeared as soloist and with chamber music ensembles at the Salzburg Festival, the Bregenz Festival, the Warsaw Autumn and the Akiyoshidai Festival and has recorded for the radio as well as on CD both as soloist and as a member of the Tetras-Quartett.
In 1989 he moved to Vienna and became a member of Klangforum Wien.