Born in Vienna, Gottlieb Wallisch first appeared on the concert platform when he was seven years old, and at the age of twelve made his debut in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. Among the teachers who influenced his musical direction were Heinz Medjimorec, Pascal Devoyon, and Oleg Maisenberg.

A concert directed by Yehudi Menuhin launched Wallisch’s international career: accompanied by the Sinfonia Varsovia, the seventeen-year-old pianist performed Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto. Since then Wallisch has received invitations to the world’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals: Carnegie Hall New York, Wigmore Hall in London, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Tonhalle in Zurich, and the NCPA in Beijing, also the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Beethovenfest in Bonn, the Festivals of Lucerne and Salzburg, the December Nights in Moscow, and the Singapore Arts Festival. Conductors with whom he has performed as a soloist include Giuseppe Sinopoli, Sir Neville Marriner, Dennis Russell Davies, Kirill Petrenko, Louis Langrée, Lawrence Foster und Bruno Weil.

The list of famous orchestras he has performed with includes the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra of Wales, Festival Strings Lucerne, and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. He has made many recordings for labels such as LINN records, Deutsche Grammophon and Alpha Classics. In 2012 Steinway & Sons added his name to their roster of “Steinway Artists”.

Alongside his performances on the modern piano, in recent years Gottlieb Wallisch has also intensively studied the field of historic interpretation on early pianos, which has led to collaborations e.g. with Christopher Hogwood and the Camerata Salzburg, the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Los Angeles, and the Orchester Wiener Akademie directed by Martin Haselböck. In 2020 Gottlieb Wallisch released a 3-CD-set with the Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos, performed on instruments from Beethoven’s time. This recording has been nominated for the Opus Klassik 2021 Award.



In October 2016 Gottlieb Wallisch was appointed professor for piano at the Berlin University of Arts (UdK Berlin). From 2010 until 2017 he had held a position as professor for piano at the Geneva University for Music (HEM Genève-Neuchâtel). In addition he was visiting professor at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest in 2013. Furthermore he gave master-classes at the University of Illinois, the University of Denver, the Nagoya College of Music, the St. Petersburg Conservatory, the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and the International Summer Academy Mozarteum Salzburg.