Gerhard Vielhaber was born in Attendorn in 1982 and was twelve when he became a private pupil of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, under whose tutelage he was awarded his diploma at the Hanover University of Music, Theatre and Media in 2006. He later studied in Jacques Rouvier’s class at the University of the Arts in Berlin. In 1997 he won first prize in the Concertino Praga Radio Competition, following this up with other competition successes and awards, including a GWK Young Artist Award by the Gesellschaft für Westfälische Kulturarbeit, Münster (Westphalia) in 2003. As a finalist in the 2005 German Music Competition in Berlin he joined the list of artists supported by the German Music Council. Among the leading festivals where he has appeared are the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Rheingau Festival, while his concert work has taken him to the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and the Philharmonie in Berlin as well as to North and Latin America, North Africa and Japan. As a soloist he has performed with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Venezuelan National Youth Orchestra and the Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra. He holds a scholarship from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and has also received support from the Jürgen Ponto Foundation and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Since 2014 he has taught the piano and chamber music at the Vorarlberg State Conservatory in Feldkirch in Austria.