Herbert Schuch

Herbert Schuch

Herbert Schuch was born in Temesvar (Romania) in 1979. After early piano lessons in his home town, he emigrated with his family in 1988 to Germany, where he now lives. He continued his musical studies with Kurt Hantsch and then with Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In the recent past Herbert Schuch has been particularly influenced by his encounters and work with Alfred Brendel. He attracted international attention when he won three important piano competitions - the Casagrande competition, the London International Piano Competition and the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna - within the space of a single year. Since then he has worked with such orchestras as the hr Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, Camerata Salzburg, the Vienna RSO, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the Konzerthaus Orchestra of Berlin and the WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne. He makes regular guest appearances at festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, the Bad Kissingen Summer Festival, the Stuttgart Music Festival and the Piano Festival of the Ruhr. In the 2010/11 season he made debut recitals in the Vienna Konzerthaus, at the Stuttgart Music Festival, in the Düsseldorf Tonhalle and at the Cologne Philharmonie. His interest in chamber music, stimulated by his childhood training on the violin, is something he shares with such musicians as Adrian Brendel, Mirijam Contzen, Veronika Eberle, Julia Fischer, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Sebastian Klinger, Alina Pogostkin and Martin Spangenberg. Alongside his concert work, Herbert Schuch has been active for some time in the "Rhapsody in School" organization founded by Lars Vogt, which is committed to bringing classical music into schools.