Reinhold Friedl was born in 1964 in Baden-Baden and lives in Vienna and Berlin. Receiving musical training from a young age, his first financial remuneration came in 1971 for performing with boys’ temple choir in Augsburg. His first piano classes also came early on: his most important teachers included Renate Werner and Paul Schwarz in Stuttgart and Alan Marks and Alexander von Schlippenbach in Berlin. Friedl also studied composition with Witold Syalonk and Mario Bertoncini, with whom he went on a concert tour. His collaborators include Sasha Waltz, Frank Castorf or Lillevan. He has received numerous scholarships, e.g. from STEIM Amsterdam, Akademie der Künste in Berlin or Villa Aurora Los Angeles, and written commissioned pieces for Berliner Festspiele, Wien Modern or BBC London. He is the director of zeitkratzer ensemble, which he founded in 1997. He has published a number of essays, especially about inside-piano technique and electronic music, a field in which he is considered an expert on Iannis Xenakis.