Born in 1970, Paul Rivinius received his first piano lessons at the age of five. His first teachers
were Gustaf Grosch in Munich and Alexander Sellier, Walter Blankenheim and Nerine Barrett at the
Saarbrücken College of Music. He continued his piano studies with Raymund Havenith and Gerhard
Oppitz at the Munich College of Music, where he graduated with distinction in 1998.
For many years Paul Rivinius was a member of the German National Youth Orchestra and of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under Claudio Abbado.
He also enjoyed considerable success with the Clemente Trio, an ensemble founded in 1986: the trio won the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich in 1998 and was subsequently selected as a „Rising Star“ ensemble, resulting in guest appearances in the ten most important concert halls in the world, including the Carnegie Hall in New York and the Wigmore Hall in London.
He also plays alongside his brothers in the Rivinius Piano Quartet, and since 2004 he has been the pianist of the Mozart Piano Quartet, which performs throughout Europe, North and South America.
Paul Rivinius taught for many years as a professor of chamber music at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin; he now lives as a freelance pianist in Munich.