Christoph Scheffelt was born in 1981 in Santiago de Chile. In 2002 he completed his studies as a concert pianist with honors at the Universidad Católica de Chile with Prof. María Iris Radrigán.
After four years of study with Prof. Rolf Plagge at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, he is awarded the title Magister Artium in 2006, also with honors. He completes his education, also with highest honors, as a master student of Prof. Homero Francesch at the Zurich University of the Arts.
His concert activities, both as a soloist and as a member of the Eldering Ensemble, have taken him regularly through large parts of Western Europe, South America and Australia.
Scheffelt is among others Winner of the renowned Rahn Music Prize, the “Claudio Arrau” Prize, as well as the Werner and Berti Alter Prize for Pedagogy.
In 2008 he made his debut in the Tonhalle Zurich under the direction of Howard Griffiths on the occasion of the Rahn Prize Winners Concert.
Christoph Scheffelt lives and works as a freelance musician and piano pedagogue in Zurich.
Rahn Musikpreis 2008, 1. Prize Piano