Born in Memmingen, Bavaria, Dorothee Eberhardt received accordion and piano lessons as a child, and later took up saxophone, clarinet and finally the violin. After high school she pursued oriental studies, philosophy and Greek at Würzburg and Tübingen Universities, graduating in 1979 with a Ph.D. Inspired by the English saxophonist Barbara Thompson she moved to London in 1980 where she studied both at Trinity College of Music, London, gaining a Licentiate (LTCL) in clarinet (1986) and at Goldsmiths College, University of London, graduating with a B.Mus in composition and musicology (1987). After her studies she worked in London as a clarinet teacher and composer. Her music, often commissioned by renowned musicians and institutions, was successful in several composition competitions and is being played and broadcast internationally. Many of her works are published and recorded on CDs, amongst them four portrait CDs.
Biography taken from composer’s website.