The pianist Micaela Gelius born in Munich started piano lessons at
the age of seven. As winner of the national "Jugend musiziert"
competition she frequently performed as a solist with the Munich Symphony
After graduating from
High School she studied at the Musikhochschule in Munich to get
High School music teacher specialising then for three years in Lied
accompaniment with Erik Werba and Helmut Deutsch. She was a regular
accompanist in the vocal classes of Brigitte Faßbaender, Reri
Grist and in master classes led by Hans Hotter, Hanno Blaschke and
Charlotte Kaminsky. During this period she acquired an extensive
Lied repertoire and was in great demand as an accompanist. In 1986
Micaela Gelius was awarded the special Mozart prize in the Third
International Song Contest in Vienna with the soprano Anna Moser.
She continued her soloistic
studies at the Würzburg Musikhochschule in the piano classes
of Margarita Höhenrieder and Erich Appel, graduating with an
Numerous master classes and a scholarship from the International
Society for Chamber Music ( with Jörg Demus, Paul Badura-Skoda
and Elly Ameling) complemented her studies.
An extensive concert
career followed as soloist, chamber muic partner, and song accompanist
in Europe, Asia and South America with appearances at prestigious
music festivals (for example at the 2nd International Music Festival
In 1999 she founded
the world-famous GELIUS TRIO
with the violinist Sreten Krstic (concertmaster of the Munich Philharmonic
Orchestra) and the cellist Michael Hell (solo cellist of the Munich
Numerous world premieres
and her commitment to contempory and non-European music (ROTER PHOENIX)
show the many-sidedness of her repertoire, which is documented by
numerous recordings for radio, television and CDs.
Since November 2003
Micaela Gelius has been instructor of piano at Augsburg University.