Born in Berlin, studied Early Music in Basel. A diploma for organ with Jean-Claude Zehnder and for harpsichord with Andreas Staier was followed by studies with Jesper B. Christensen and Gustav Leonhardt. With the Ensemble La Fenice (1990–2004) he explored the music of the Italian early Baroque. He performs as a soloist, as well as with various chamber music and orchestral formations (Voces Suaves, Altberg Ensemble, Bachstiftung St. Gallen). Bötticher is a Professor of harpsichord and basso continuo at the Schola Cantorum. At the Musikhochschule Basel he taught performance practice of Early Music from 1998–2016. Courses and lectures have taken him to various European conservatories, as well as to Tokyo and Bogotá. He is organist at the Predigerkirche Basel and artistic director of the “Abendmusiken in der Predigerkirche”. Bötticher has published on the topics of basso continuo, musical aesthetics and Bach’s cantata oeuvre. His CD recordings document his interest in rarely heard composers, such as Alessandro Poglietti, Michelangelo Rossi and Gottlieb Muffat, or Carlo Zuccari, Gaspard Fritz, as well as recent recordings such as Balthasar Erben (Abendmusiken Basel) or Come to my Garden (with Voces Suaves). In 2020, he was awarded the Science Prize of the City of Basel for his many years of activity between research and musical practice.