Biography

Born in Saarbrücken in 1983, Patrick Kutscha studied piano at the University of Music Saar. He was a student with Anne Borg, Thomas Duis and Fedele Antonicelli and had lessons in Liedbegleitung under Irwin Gage. He completed his piano studies in 2007 with the highest score. Aside from Schulmusik he studied Composition with Theo Brandmüller.

 

Scholarships from the Richard-Wagner-Stipendiumstiftung and the Bruno und Elisabeth Meindl- Stiftung allowed the pianist and composer to perform with an orchestra and to continue his studies with Hugh Tinney at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. As a pianist in the multicultural ensemble of “Orient meets Occident” – a project directed by Vladimir Ivanoff – he went on concert tour to Beirut and Damascus in 2009.

 

Patrick Kutscha participated in numerous masterclasses in Germany and Italy, e.g. piano with Peter Feuchtwanger and Walter Blankenheim, or flowskills (practising in the flow) with Andreas Burzik.

 

2013 to 2019 were characterized by family and professional developments and by projects as a composer, such as producing his Artrock album “Musikus” in 2016. Today, Patrick Kutscha lives in Saarburg with his wife and his two children. He also teaches at a grammar school.

 

The pianist interprets a wide repertoire of piano music from many different countries and is currently planning concerts for 2022.