Gabiz Reichert was born in 1994 in Winterthur (Zurich, Switzerland). From an early age, his musical talent became obvious after having won many 1st and 2nd prizes at various youth-competitions and having received several special-prizes, among which are prizes from Bärenreiter and the SUISA. After his pre-college at the conservatory of Winterthur (which he joined in 2008), he continued his studies under the Finnish pianist Prof. Antti Siirala at the Univerity of Performing Arts in Munich, where he finished his studies with the highest grade. Throughout his studies, he received a scholarship from the Bruno Frey Foundation, from some Masterclasses and he had multiple chances to perform with different Orchestras (e. g. Rachmaninov’s 2nd, Beethoven’s 4th, Grieg’s piano-concerto and others). Furthermore, he gives piano recitals in countries like Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Finland and also Japan, where he played in the Sendai International Music Competition as the first from his country to do so. Reichert took many masterclasses with teachers like Matti Raekallio, Jaques Rouvier, Andrea Bonatta, Homero Francesh and more.
Gabiz is also active as a conductor. Between spring of 2017 until 2020, he was the chief conductor of the “Student-orchestra of Munich” (“Storch”) and between 2019 and 2020, he too was the chief conductor of the GSO (Garching Symphony Orchestra). During this time, he was very actively involved in the development of both these orchestras and played an important role in the qualitative growth especially of the Student orchestra. In 2021, he was invited to conduct in the Orchestral Conducting Masterclass in Sofia under Prof. Johannes Schläfli (ZHdK) and James Lowe (Spokane Symphony) with a program consisting of Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Wagner.
Furthermore, Gabiz is an advocate for finding new ways of presenting classical music. Next to actively engaging with his audience in his recitals to create a more familiar atmosphere, he is working on interdisciplinary projects to broaden the horizon of music presentation. At the moment, he is working on a film project with Rachmaninov’s picturesque Études-Tableaux Op. 39 with the goal of enhancing both, the music and the animation, and of engaging with a bigger audience through the medium of animation.