Johannes Gaechter - pianist and computer-scientist, living in Germany near Stuttgart, was born in Alsace (France). His father, Michel Gaechter is a pianist and teaches piano at the conservatory in Strasbourg and his mother is a piano-teacher as well. Johannes learned to play piano at the age of four - mostly self-taught and by his parents. He was especially fascinated by heavy and complex pieces, but his greatest admiration was for the music of Frédéric Chopin.
By now, classical music has become his greatest passion and the most important part of his life. For him, music is the most beautiful and purest form of expressing feelings and moods. Simultaneously, he is self-employed as a Website Administrator & Programmer - his second profession for earning money.
Now, he can refer to a very successful musical career and numerous high-level concert performances, which he continues to expand. For many years he performs regularly at various locations in Germany and throughout Europe.
Highly successful participation in international piano competitions in Paris, St. Petersburg and Warsaw rounds off his musical accolades. In 2014 and 2015 he was one of the finalists of the famous "Concours International de Grands Amateurs de Piano" in Paris, and second prize winner of the international competition "Piano Bridges" 2015 in Petersburg and third prize winner at the "Île-de-France Competition (Categorie Supérieur)" in Paris in 2018.
In the spring of 2016 he performed in the Munich "Gasteig" and from 2016 regularly as part of the piano festival "Pianestival": i.a. in different places in Paris, at "Steingraeber" in Bayreuth and also in Shanghai and South Africa 2018.