Silent Film Pianist
Welcome to Gerhard Gruber
composer for film and silent movies
Gerhard Gruber is an Austrian composer and piano player. As accompanist for silent movies he is travelling around the world and has become the leading authority in Austria since 1988.
He has performed for more than 650 different films
2023 Offenbach, Göppingen, Grünstadt, Bad Camberg
Viennale, Diagonale, Hamburg, Filmarchiv Austria, Österr. Filmmuseum, Breitenseer Lichtspiele, Natschlag
At the core of his artistic approach, Gerhard Gruber holds a deep appreciation for improvisation. He believes it to be the most effective method of establishing a direct and ever-evolving dialogue among the on-screen events, the accompanying music, and the audience.
The beauty of this approach lies in the fact that no two performances are alike. Each time, the interplay between Gruber's work and the cinematic elements is fresh and spontaneous, offering a unique experience.
Gruber himself finds great joy in continually being enthralled by films, allowing himself to be captivated time and again. He embraces this passion and strives to convey these captivating emotions to the audience, forging a powerful connection between them and the cinematic art form.
Published music for: "Cafe Elektric", "The City without Jews", "Der Wiener Prater im Film", "Die Tat des Andreas Harmer", "Die Zunge des Zorro", "Tarzan von den Affen", "Frankenstein 1910", "Kino Wien Film"
ALEXANDER HORWATH, former director of the Austrian Filmmuseum, about Gerhard Grubers music for silent movies (excerpt):
Austrian Author ILSE AICHINGER about Gerhard Gruber: