Paul Gulda

Paul Gulda

Born 1961, Vienna; started to play the piano at age of 8.
„ My first teachers were Jazz pianists: Fritz Pauer and Roland Batik; my father, Friedrich Gulda inspired me with absolute dedication towards music; Leonid Brumberg, longtime assistant of the great Heinrich Neuhaus, taught me the foundations of the Russian School.
At last, Rudolf Serkin gave me the gift of true goodness and support in the realm of music.
I strive to draw the conclusion from all of this, and to go beyond by my own means.“

Since 1982, Paul Gulda plays and appears internationally as a soloist, chamber player, improviser and composer. He devised and co-produced several programs combining music and literature, and even painting. His vivid interest in history is reflected by a program demonstrating the influence of gipsy music on Haydn, and another one on Liszt, sharing the stage with the renowned “Ciganski Diabli” from Bratislava; or his artistic contribution to the commemoration of the liberation of Mauthausen camp in 1999.
He also knows how to play and sing his native Vienna folk music, and appears in Jazz clubs as an improviser.
Starting in 1998, he teaches at masterclasses in many countries, 2001-2003 visiting professor, Vienna Music University.
Among the many musicians of great renown he worked with are:
Pianists Martha Argerich, Chick Corea, Japanese Jazz pianist Makoto Ozone, the Hagen Quartet,
Beirut Oud player Marwan Abado, which he joins on harpsichord.
Conductors Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Yehudi Menuhin…
The Vienna Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Japan Philharmonoic and many more.

About 30 CD recordings in various fields to his credit (for Deutsche Grammophon, Gramola, JVC Japan…).