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The pianist Herbert Schuch has made a name for himself as one of the most interesting musicians of his generation with his dramaturgically thought-out concert programmes and CD recordings.


In 2013 he received the ECHO Klassik for his recording of Viktor Ullmann‘s Piano Concerto and Beethoven‘s Piano Concerto No. 3 together with the WDR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Olari Elts.In 2014, he released the sensational solo CD „invocation“ with works by Bach, Liszt, Messiaen, Murail and Ravel, which explores the sounds of bells.He performed this programme in piano recitals at the Salzburg Festival, the Musikfest Stuttgart, the Frauenkirche Dresden and the Philharmonie Berlin, among others.At the beginning of 2017, a piano duo CD with Gülru Ensari was released with works by Brahms, Hindemith, Stravinsky and Özkan Manav.


Herbert Schuch has worked with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, the Residentie Orkest Den Haag, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and the radio orchestras of the hr, MDR, WDR, NDR Hannover and Danish Radio. He is a regular guest at festivals such as the Heidelberger Frühling, the Kissinger Sommer, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Ruhr Piano Festival and the Salzburg Festival. He has enjoyed successful collaborations with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Andrey Boreyko, Douglas Boyd, Lawrence Foster, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Jakub Hrusa, Jun Märkl, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jonathan Nott, Markus Poschner, Michael Sanderling and Alexander Vedernikov.

 Herbert Schuch has recently performed with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev at Munich‘s Gasteig, with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie, with the Camerata Salzburg, with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and with the Bundesjugendorchester on tour in Europe, and made his debuts with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, at Washington‘s Kennedy Center, at the Salzburg Easter Festival and at the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier. He has also performed with the Munich Philharmonic, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Festival Strings Lucerne and the Orchestra della RAI Torino. In 17/18 his schedule includes re-invitations with the WDR Sinfonieorchester, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and his debut at the Elbphilharmonie.


Herbert Schuch also played the violin for 10 years as a child and has been an enthusiastic chamber musician ever since: in the summer of 2017 he undertook a trio tour together with Julia Fischer and Daniel Müller-Schott. He was born in Temeschburg (Romania) in 1979. After his first piano lessons in his hometown, the family moved to Germany in 1988, where he has lived ever since. He continued his musical studies with Kurt Hantsch and then with Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Salzburg Mozarteum. In recent times Herbert Schuch has been particularly influenced by his encounters and work with Alfred Brendel. He attracted international attention when he won three important competitions in a row within a year, the Casagrande Competition, the London International Piano Competition and the Vienna International Beethoven Competition. In addition to his concert activities, Herbert Schuch is involved in the „Rhapsody in School“ organisation founded by Lars Vogt, which promotes the teaching of classical music in schools.

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