Michael Schöch is equally proficient in both the piano and organ. Since being awarded First Prize at the ARD International Music Competition in the organ category, he has performed at prestigious venues such as the Wiener Konzerthaus and Berliner Philharmonie, and the cathedrals of Riga, Passau, Merseburg, Mainz and Speyer. He has performed with numerous renowned orchestras including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen, and has been featured on numerous broadcast recordings.
His vast discography includes the piano concertos of Tyrolean composers such as Johann Rufinatscha and Emil Berlanda, the complete piano and organ works of Julius Reubke (Oehms Classics), and numerous other releases on the Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm label.
Schöch studied piano in Innsbruck with Božidar Noev, Munich with Gerhard Oppitz and Salzburg with Pavel Gililov, as well as organ in Munich with Edgar Krapp. Among numerous other accolades he has been awarded First Prize at the Franz Schubert International Competition in Rousse, Bulgaria (piano), and the International August Everding Competition in Munich (organ). Since 2015 he has served as professor of organ at the Tyrolean State Conservatory in Innsbruck.