Goetz Richter received his early violin tuition from Helmut Heller, Concertmaster of the Hamburg State Opera Orchestra. Following further studies in Munich with Gerhart Hetzel and Berne with Max Rostal Goetz was appointed Concertmaster of the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra in 1985. After a brief engagement with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Goetz was appointed Associate Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony in 1987. As a member of numerous chamber ensembles he has appeared for Musica Viva, the Sydney Symphony's chamber music series "Music for Spring" and broadcasts for ABC-FM and 2 MBS-FM. Goetz has been the founding Artistic Director of the Camden Haven Chamber Music Festival and is currently the Artistic Director of the Kendall National Violin Competition. Since 2002 Goetz is an Associate Professor in Strings at the Sydney Conservatorium. His students have been successful in national and international competitions and have been appointed to positions in international orchestras including the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Sydney Symphony. In 2005 and 2006 Goetz was invited to join the faculty of the Euro Arts Music Festival in Leipzig. He is currently on the board of directors of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Goetz holds a doctorate in philosophy from University of Sydney and publishes in philosophy and the philosophy of music.