Eberhard Böttcher (1934) was born in Berlin, and studied composition there at the Städtliche Konservatorium during the period of 1952-56, with Professor Friedrich Metzler.
He was awarded the Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Prize in Dresden in 1957, and was later active as both a musician and composer in Sweden from 1958 onwards. He had his Swedish debut as a composer in 1960, with a concert/radio recording performance.
Böttcher arrived in Trondheim, Norway in 1968 as a member of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. He established and led the Ringve Chamber Ensemble during the period of 1969 - 71, among other activities. He also served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Ny Musikk chapter in Trondheim during 1978 - 80.
In 1979, he became a member of the Society for Norwegian Composers, as well as a Norwegian citizen, and he organized the activities of the Trondheim Composer's Group in 1985. In 1989, he produced a chamber music performance of his own works at the Otto-Braun-Saal/Kultur-Forum in Berlin.
He has written several orchestral works, chamber music, vocal works and church music - partly funded by public grants - and most of his works are available at the Norwegian Music Information Centre in Oslo.