Johannes 'Jo' Alisch was born into a family of actors and musicians in 1984 and started learning the Cello at the young age of six. Surrounded by everything music, theatre and performance life since early childhood years he has ever since been cultivating his talents as a cellist, double bassist and performer and weaves them into a wide range of musical projects today, both as a leader and sideman.
Rooted and educated in western classical music, he has promoted manifold artistic interests beyond the borders of musical genres and forms - especially across music-cultures.
Overcoming the hurdling of formal orthodox music education, a day in his musical life could start with a string quartet rehearsal, go on with a lesson in Indian raga music and may peter out on double bass in the swinging rhythm section of one of the regional jazz clubs.
Apart from his musical education from Masters Johannes holds a double MA in Humanities from Heidelberg University, first and foremost in anthropology, musicology and education.