Ralf Gothóni has a many-sided and worldwide career as pianist, chamber musician, conductor,
composer and pedagogue. He became well-known for his unconventional way of music-making and about the wholeness of
His tight concert schedule have included major festivals in: Berlin, Edinburgh, Salzburg, La Roque
de Antheron, Prades, Prague, The Proms, Ravinia, Seoul etc., orchestras with: Bayerischer
Rundfunk, Berlin and Warsaw philharmonics, Detroit, Chicago and Toronto Symphonies etc. and
recording studios (c. 100 recordings for international labels). Gothóni appears regularly both as a soloist and conductor, conducting often from the keyboard. He
has premiered more than a dozen piano concertos like Tavener, Sallinen, Rautavaara, Curtis-
Smith, Glick, Segerstam etc. As a conductor he worked a.o. as the principal conductor of the
English Chamber Orchestra in 2001-2009 and as the musical director of Northwest Chamber
Orchestra in Seattle. In 2004 he was appointed as the guest conductor of Deutsche
Kammerakademie. As chamber musician he performs regularly at the important festivals.
Very close to Gothónis heart is the contact with young musicians; his has been professor for
chamber music in Berlin, Hamburg, Helsinki, London, in Madrid at the Instituto de Musica Camara, Reina Sofia and in Karlsruhe, Germany. He also gives master classes worldwide and is invited as
juror at the major piano competitions.