Christoph Scheffelt

Biography Christoph Scheffelt

Christoph Scheffelt
was born in Santiago de Chile.

On finishing his Diploma in Piano Studies at the University ‘Católica de Chile’ under Prof. Maria Iris Radrigán, Christoph completed his studies with ‘Magister Artium’ and the highest possible grade at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under Prof. Rolf Plagge.

Further studies with ‘excellence’ followed while attending Prof. Homero Francesch’s master classes at the Zurcher Hochschule der Kunste, Switzerland.

Great musicians like Paul Badura-Skoda, Cyprien Katsaris, Rudolf Buchbinder, Bernd Goetzke, Eckart Heiligers (Jean-Paul Trio) and Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartett) have left a significant impression on his appreciation for music.

Christoph performs regularly as soloist and as member of the “Eldering Ensemble” in countries of Western Europe, Australia and South and Central America.

Scheffelt won the “Rahn Musik-Preis”, the “Claudio Arrau” special prize, and the “Berti Alter-Preis” for pedagogy, among others.

In 2008 Scheffelt made his debut at the Tonhalle in Zürich under Howard Griffiths.

Christoph Scheffelt performed as soloist with international orchestras - among others the Karlsbader Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, the Chamber Orchestra of Musikkollegium Schaffhausen, Orquesta de Cámera de Chile, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil, the Orquesta UNAB under conductors Leo McFall, Rodolfo Fischer, Francisco Rettig, Santiago Meza and Jaime Donoso.

Christoph Scheffelt lives and works as a freelance musician and piano teacher in Zürich, Switzerland.

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