Thomas Graewe studied at the Academy of Music in East Berlin until 1984, when an engagement as assistant concertmaster took him to the Landesetheater in Eisenach. In 1989 he moved to Schwerin to become the assistant concertmaster of the Schweriner Philharmonic.
He became interested in historical performance practice in 1993, participating in master classes with Ton Koopman, Robert Hill and Reinhard Goebel and working as the concertmaster of the ensembles Berlin Baroque and his own ensemble Concerto Brandenburg. Since 1995 he has been playing with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. His work with the ensemble has brought him to many of the world’s leading musical venues, both within Germany and abroad.