Gerhard Waiz was born in Vienna and studied cello at the Conservatory (today MUK – Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität) of the City of Vienna with Cecilia Ottensamer, where he received his diploma at the age of 19. Further studies and master classes with Franz Bartolomey followed.
As a soloist and chamber musician he performs at home and abroad, on radio and television (ORF) and on CD recordings.
His vast experience as an orchestral musician (at the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna RSO, among others) is a valuable asset to his work. Numerous tours have taken him to various countries in Europe, Turkey, Japan, Korea, Central and South America, Canada and the USA.
His repertoire covers all epochs and styles from baroque to “modern”. He is particularly interested in contemporary music, and many composers regularly entrust him with the (premiere) performances of their latest compositions. In recent years, he has also increasingly devoted himself to composing his own works for his instrument. Since 2010 he has also been teaching at the Beethoven Music School in the city of Mödling. He is also fond of writing: the poetry collection die beine der schöneren lügen was published by Resistenz Verlag in 2012.