Klaus Kaufmann was born in Rosenheim in 1948. On completing his regular schooling, he studied piano and conducting in Munich, Salzburg and Stuttgart with Wan-Ing Oei-Ong, Vladimir Horbowski and Gerhard Wimberger. From 1982 to 1984 he was working as a visiting professor for piano at the Mushahino Academy in Tokyo. He has been an extremely active concert performer in numerous Asian countries. He is in frequent demand as a judge at international competitions. Besides teaching, he has made numerous broadcasts and CD recordings, including two CDs of works by L. M. Gottschalk for Koch-International and one of variations by Mozart. Klaus Kaufmann is currently working as a lecturer for piano at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and teaches at the Munich Academy of Music.