Friedrich Gulda


Birthday May 16, 1930

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Austria

DEATH DATE Jan 27, 2000 (69)

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Classical and jazz musician known for his mastery of Mozart and Beethoven. He died as he had wished: on Mozart's birthday.

Before Fame

He began studying at the Vienna Music Academy in 1942 where he was taught by Bruno Seidlhofer and Joseph Marx.


He founded the International Musikforum, a school for those wishing to study improvisation.

Family Life

He had two marriages, one to Paola Loew and the other to Yuko Wakiyama. He had three sons, two of whom became respected pianists.

Associated With

He partnered with fellow jazz musician Chick Corea in 1982.