Born in Straubing, Gerold Huber won a scholarship to the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Munich, where he studied the piano with Friedemann Berger, as well as attending Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s Lieder class in Berlin. In 1998 he won the Prix International Pro Musicis in Paris and New York with baritone Christian Gerhaher and they have enjoyed a long-standing partnership as a song duo since their student days. In 2001 Gerold Huber won the International Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Competition in Saarbrücken.
He is a frequent guest at festivals such as the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, the Salzburg Festival, the Munich Opera Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival and the Rheingau Music Festival, as well as at leading concert venues such as the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Konzerthaus and the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, the Park Avenue Armory and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Festspielhaus in Salzburg and the concert halls in Essen, Dortmund and Baden-Baden.
Gerold Huber is particularly sought after as an accompanist and he works with a number of internationally renowned singers, including Christiane Karg, Christina Landshamer, Ruth Ziesak, Michael Nagy, Maximilian Schmitt, Martin Mitterrutzner and Franz-Josef Selig. His chamber music partners include the Artemis Quartet, the Henschel Quartet, Reinhold Friedrich and Maximilian Hornung.
Highlights of the season 2018/19 include two recital tours with Christian Gerhaher. With Christiane Karg he gives recitals at the Rheingau Music Festival and in Vilabertran. In August 2019 Gerold Huber will be Artist in Residence at Schloss Brühl.
Alongside his two solo CDs, featuring works by Beethoven and Schumann, Gerold Huber has made several outstanding recordings with Christian Gerhaher, which have won numerous international awards, as well as making discs with Günther Groissböck, Bernarda Fink, Ruth Ziesak, Maximilian Schmitt, Christina Landshamer and Franz-Josef Selig.
Gerold Huber is a highly respected teacher and he gives masterclasses at Yale University, the Aldeburgh Festival and the Schwetzingen Festival. Since 2013 he has been a professor of accompaniment at the University of Music in Würzburg. Gerold Huber is also artistic director of the Pollinger Tage für Alte und Neue Musik.