Munich-born Gerold Huber was awarded a scholarship to study piano under Friedemann Berger at the Musikhochschule in Munich. He also attended Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s lied class in Berlin. In 1998 he was awarded the Prix International Pro Musicis in Paris / New York together with Christian Gerhaher, whom he regularly accompanies in lied recitals. At the beginning of 2001 Huber was one of the prize-winners of the Johann Sebastian Bach International Piano Competition in Saarbrücken. Gerold Huber gives master classes at the University of Yale, the Aldeburgh Festival or Schwetzingen Festival.
"His sensitive interludes make you want to go down on your knees. The pianist uncovers the subtle network of a comedy of errors and succeeds in penetrating the depths of the soul." This is the sort of enthusiastic press reaction prompted by Gerold Huber’s piano accompaniment. In the role of lied pianist he has already appeared at such renowned festivals as the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, in Vilabertran (Spain), at the Salzburg or Schwetzingen Festival and the Rheingau Music Festival. Moreover, he has founded his own festival known as Ernste Musik, which took place for the first time at the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich in 2006.
Gerold Huber has performed at major concert halls such as the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Große Festspielhaus Salzburg, the Frick Collection in New York and at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
As well as appearing regularly with Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber also performs with Ruth Ziesak, Bernarda Fink, Diana Damrau, Mojca Erdmann, Genia Kühmeier, Maximilian Schmitt, Christina Landshamer, Rolando Villazón and Franz-Josef Selig. Moreover he is the pianist of the vocal ensemble Liedertafel, founded in 2002, which consists of Markus Schäfer, Christian Elsner, Michael Volle and Franz-Josef Selig. Gerold Huber also performs chamber music with the Artemis Quartet and with Reinhold Friedrich.
Gerold Huber’s activities as a soloist, as well as his recordings, focus on the compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert. He has given recitals in Munich, Regensburg, in the Théâtre Municipal des Romains in France, the Kultursommer Kassel Festival and the New Zealand Festival in Wellington.
As well as a solo CD with works by Beethoven, he is most renowned for his outstanding recordings with baritone Christian Gerhaher. They received Echo Klassik Awards for the best lied recordings for both Die Winterreise and Die schöne Müllerin. The latest Schubert CD Abendbilder was honoured with the Gramophone Award in 2006. CDs with Christian Gerhaher (Schumann Melancholie for RCA Red Seal - Gramophone Award in 2009, Lieder by Gustav Mahler, received various prizes such as Echo, Midem Classical Award amongst others), with Mojca Erdmann and Christian Gerhaher (Hugo Wolf: Italian Songbook), with Bernarda Fink (Schubert for harmonia mundi France), with Ruth Ziesak (Liszt for Berlin classics; Haydn for Capriccio) and with Maximilian Schmitt (Schumann/Heine for Oehms classics) have been released over the past years.
His most recent recording with Christian Gerhaher Ferne Geliebte is dedicated to the two Viennese Schools and has been published in June 2012.