Michael Giertz (piano), born in 1966

Michael Giertz spent his musical childhood playing the violin. For many years, he self-educated himself to play the piano and, to his own amazement, passed the admission examination at the Academy of Music in Bienne, Switzerland, where he studied piano until he flunked out of school again… Subsequently, he studied music sciences at the University of Basle. At the same time, he took his first tentative steps on stage as a pianist for “Chanson Fatale” and as a violinist for “Music à la Crème“. After meeting Giovanni Reber, the two musicians set about a “humorous concerto evening” – the unforeseeable repercussions of which have been lasting until today…