Pianist Andreas Groethuysen, born in Munich in 1956, first explored various academic fields including philosophy and medicine, before finally deciding on music. He studied piano with Ludwig Hoffmann at the Munich Academy of Music, and after graduating, continued his studies with Peter Feuchtwanger in London. He was then accepted into the Federal Selection of Concerts for Young Artists, which brought him concerts – solo performances, chamber music and orchestral concerts – throughout the Federal Republic of Germany. After some years of solo performance, Groethuysen teamed up with Yaara Tal to form a piano duo which – now his main professional focus – has become one of the best-known internationally. He is head of the department of Keyboard Studies at the Mozarteum University, directs a class for solo piano and, together with Yaara Tal, a master class for piano duo.