Composer and pianist

Richard Rentsch was born in Switzerland. He first studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern and at the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles before finishing his piano and music studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Lausanne, where he obtained a Master of Music degree. He has played piano in various jazz and jazz rock bands throughout Switzerland and the U.S. (such as the Montreux Jazz festival- RTS- NHK)

In addition to these activities, he organizes with Michel Dalberto, the "Semaines Musicales" in Crans Montana in the Swiss canton of Valais with the Academia Pianistica Imola.

As a tribute to Mozart, Richard Rentsch created a work for ballet, choir and orchestra to complete the six unfinished sections of Mozart's Requiem. Premiered at the National Theatre in Prague in 2006, it was performed for three years and at the Deutsche Oper Am Rhein in Düsseldorf.

Creation of the mass "La transfiguration" with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (OCL) and Blandine Charles, solo soprano.

Music project manager at the Agalma Foundation in Geneva (This project aims to understand the mechanisms of brain synchronization and creation in improvising musicians)

Recording with the pianist Orazio Sciortino of a Musica-Rolex broadcasted on Euronews and translated in 13 languages. 

Recording of a TEDx at Cern on the creative process.

Creation of Art Music Sculpting at the Rolex center of the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne)