Christoph von Erffa studied violoncello with Werner Taube, Gerhard Mantel and Maurice Gendron;
Diploma at the Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt a. M.;
Repertoire from the beginnings of cello literature on historical instruments to contemporary music;
Dedicatee of numerous compositions;
Concerts as soloist and chamber musician;
Frequent participation in the New Music Days of the Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt.
Numerous radio recordings and CD releases, for example the first recording of “Music for Cello and Piano” by Heinrich Kaminski together with Sören Lundström.
Together with the alto Christina Ascher CD release of a central work by the microtonally composing Ezra Sims on the US publishing house New World Records;
Improvisation projects as soloist, in the duo “Wort und Klang” with Elisabeth Schmock as well as with the Freie TanzTheater Frankfurt and the co.lab.tanztheater.
As a lecturer at the Akademie für Tonkunst, he taught violoncello at the Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt from 1981 to 2019.